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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Traveler Description: Fort Miles is a World War II fort that was designed to protect the mouth of the Delaware River. Tours are offered of the gun battery. more »
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Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a small Fort but very interesting. You get to see what life must of been like for the men who manned this fort. Check to see if the building housing artifacts is open, it's worth walking into. Check out the small to big guns located throughout the fort, have a look a the observation tower just to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The beach was clean,state park was awesome loved this park for a beach wedding.It was Perfect!!!! Was able to drive elderly guest on beach with permit.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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597 reviews 597 reviews
301 attraction reviews
441 helpful votes 441 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I like preserved forts with interpreted history. Right now, the fort has buildings, interpretive signage, a few armament displays and an enthusiastic staff. I looked at the artist rendering of their plans and I can see them getting even more visitors if their plans are realized. I wish them well, and I look forward to visiting again. It is a... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a great educational stop on our vacation with our family. There is something here for all ages and this fort offers great views of all of the surrounding areas. The staff is very knowledgeable and willing to answer all questions.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a hidden gem. There is not much information available. We sort of stumbled upon it. We (mom, dad, and small child), loved walking through the fort, going inside an observation tower, reading info, and looking at WWII artifacts. It was a nice way to spend a little over an hour. The state park has lots of paths, where... More

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

they are fixing up this site. Everytime we come, they have added or fixed another spot. Cape Henlopen is site for the Fort,becuase the fort was there. Nice.

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Chesapeake, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My family and I only biked past the barracks but it was still cool to bike around in that area. We did go up the observation deck and it was an easy, if long, climb. The view was great!

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Lewes, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fort Miles was an active US army base during WWII, as a line of defense against German Submarines. It brags the ONLY capture of a German submarine and crew in the United States. There is a self-guided walking tour, where you can see actual large battery guns used during WWII, including the LARGEST gun ever employed during WWII in the... More

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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275 reviews 275 reviews
77 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Kids of all ages will really enjoy the artillery on display. This is along the bike loop trail, so obtain free bikes for 2 hours and enjoy the park.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Delaware often gets overlooked by travelers but this is a shame. Not only is Delaware a powerhouse when it comes to industry and farming it is also a state rich with natural beauty. This is especially evident in Lewes – the first town in the first state. Lewes is a gem of a quiet New Englandy coastal town tucked just... More

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