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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

Address: Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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56 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Plainview, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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