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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: 302-645-8983
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Great place to visit

Thank you to "friends of Henlope" for the free bike & helmets. We rode the bikes around Fort Miles. Great way to start our day at Cape Henlope!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Thank you to "friends of Henlope" for the free bike & helmets. We rode the bikes around Fort Miles. Great way to start our day at Cape Henlope!

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Millsboro, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

it was so neat to walk around and inside the building that soldiers once lived in. Great place to visit. Not too exciting for the little ones but the adults really enjoyed it.

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have been here before years ago & thought it would be nice to re-visit with the kids. The kids had never been before. They were kind of bored, but I think they enjoyed seeing the big guns and the observation tower. The overlook at the dune that overlooks the ocean was closed. That was disappointing. However, the gift shop... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Went with my boyfriend and it was a Great presentation. Very informative. Amazing history lesson. Would highly recommend when visiting the park at cape henlopen.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The kids and I rode bikes from the Nature Center out to the Fort. The kids loved seeing the large guns and cannons. We climbed to the top of the tower. Stunning views from up there! There are many boards to read about WWII and how Cape Henlopen was involved. Great history lesson for the kids and adults!

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Middleburg, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enjoyed learning about the different guns but our visit got cut short due to nasty rainy weather (and a tornado watch). Hoping to return again to finish the sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While other soldiers fought the Nazis or the forces of the Emperor of Japan, others manned this site waiting for German battleships which never came. The barracks, artillery, and the underground battery inside the Great Dune were well supplemented with interpretive displays which included vintage photographs. Although the mess hall and recreation building are gone, the view from the Great... More 

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Pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Seeing all the military emplacements and buildings as well as the view from the tower should not be missed particularly for parents and kids and or history buffs.

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Harbeson, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Wonderful place to walk around. If you go on the right dates, there are period dressed tour guides. Visiting the bunker is wonderful. New things are added all the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Fort Miles gives a fascinating look back into Work War II history. Take time to go to the visitor's center, where the staff will give you information about life as it was when the Fort was active. The lantern tour is also worth doing.

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