We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: 302-645-8983
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 68 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Delaware Goes to War

Several times during the year they open Battery 519 for tours. It's breath taking to walk through the long tunnel that connects the two main shore battery guns and to see what it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
The C
,
Middlesex
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed walk up the observation tower and signs describing event. Fort Miles itself was interesting though they could have labeled all the equipment instead of just some of it. That would be better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Middlesex
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Several times during the year they open Battery 519 for tours. It's breath taking to walk through the long tunnel that connects the two main shore battery guns and to see what it was like to man the guns and be ready in a moment's notice to fire the guns off in de-fence of our coast line! This site defended... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lewes, Delaware
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The lantern tour is great even for those who are not history buffs. It's slightly over an hour and tour guides are quite good. Don't know how you could beat it for $5.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lewes, Delaware
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great for history buffs. Sometimes it has reenactments. It is with in the Cape Henlopen State Park. There is an enterance fee for the park, but it gets you to all the places with in the park to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, VA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Park is huge and varied. We were there for a WWII re-enactment, but there was also a frisbee football tournament going on at the same time. The shuttle buses that take you around the park ( for free) are super convenient. I wouldn't have been able to walk that far.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Georgetown, Delaware
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Fort Miles was built to defend the Mid-Atlantic region from attack by the powerful German Navy. The installation included a large number of big guns including a pair of 16 inch and a pair of 12 inch guns plus a number of railmounted guns. Anyone who has even the slightest interest will enjoy visiting Fort Miles.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reston, Virginia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Fort Miles Historical Area at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes Delware is an amazing and historical park. The property is massive and a great place to hike, bike, or just walk on the beach. We toured the WWII historical areas and found them very interesting. Our high school son found the WWII and the U.S. Army exhibits used for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a very interesting tour through the actual underground battery that was used during WWII for our protection.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampton, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I decided to plan a trip to Gettysburg, Delaware, and virginia beach due to being a u.s military history buff. World war two is one of my favorite topics of study, especially the battle of the atlantic along America's east coast... this made fort miles a must. I did my research via trip advisor and youtube and was really excited... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lewes, Delaware
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The information about Fort Miles in WWII is amazing. The underground bunkers are still there under the dunes. I never heard any of this history until I went to Cape Henlopen State Park toured the fort. Very interesting, especially the part about a German sub surrendering at Lewes.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park also viewed

 

Been to Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?