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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
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History to see and feel

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

An historic site that a tourist does not want to miss visiting if they are interested in WWII at all.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've lived in MD all my life and I never knew the WWII history of coastal Delaware. Fort Miles is buried beneath a sand dune and, along with the cement towers along Route 1, protected the Delaware Bay. Fort Miles is being restored and "re-armed" to tell its story to visitors.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First, the guide Katlyn was perfect. She is so knowledgeable and this is not a "canned" tour. It is quite interactive and she answers all sort of questions about the Fort and its history. You have to call to arrange a tour. The tour takes you into the actual gun batteries. You also get to see the recently acquired gn... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great place to fish and enjoy the beach. Clean and nice for family. I go regularly and never disappointed.

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Elmhurst, Il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visited here with friends who had stayed here many times when it was reserved for military personnel recreation. You can walk up one of the towers built to look for and sight artillery in case enemy ships were sited along the coast or entering Delaware Bay.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Everything to like, nothing to dislike about this State Park. Tents, RV camping. Showers and restrooms, Bike Path, Beach, Hiking Trails, the awesome aroma of Pine Trees while you sleep.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Enjoyed learning the history of the Fort, and especially enjoyed climbing the tower for a great view of the Lewes area. Highly recommend this!!

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Who would have thought? I mean, there was a whole military city there during WWII and it was hush hush. Now there are tours some days and lantern tours some evenings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This former base was built to protect US against invasions. There are still the barracks and some buildings left, and they are restoring the bunkers. Many cyclists were there along with rollerbladers and skateboarders. You should check before you go, because there is a schedule of tours available. This would make your trip there even more enjoyable. There is a... More 

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