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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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The tour of Fort Miles is most interesting and well worth your time. Katelyn, the Intern Tour Guide, provided wonderful history and details... made one feel proud to be an American.

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Plainview, New York
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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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Mississauga, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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598 reviews 598 reviews
301 attraction reviews
452 helpful votes 452 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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