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Fort Mifflin

Island and Hog Island Rds., on the Delaware River near Philadelphia Int'l Airport, Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-685-4165
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Ranked #127 of 282 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Minutes from Center City, Fort Mifflin is the country's only completely intact Revolutionary War battlefield. Living history reenactments and lovely... more » Owner description: Minutes from Center City, Fort Mifflin is the country's only completely intact Revolutionary War battlefield. Living history reenactments and lovely picnic grounds make it a favorite hideaway of locals. « less
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very unique experience. Cool to see a site that helped gain our independence. We loved that the entire site was self guided and we could access at our own pace. Some buildings were closed off which was a bummer but still worth checking out. My favorite parts were the underground encasements. I bet kids would really like that part. The... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lived here my entire life and only recently made a visit here, if you are into war history its a must visit. Its a shame this place doesn't get more attention though, many of the buildings are boarded up and beginning to fall apart it would be great to see them restored to their original state someday. Bring a flashlight... More

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Willow Street
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Built by the British before the Revolutionary War, the American patriots used it as a key defense against the British in late 1777. Although eventually having to evacuate the fort, the Americans thwarted the British from quickly establishing themselves in Philadelphia following their victory at the Battle of the Brandywine, September 11, 1777. The fort continued in service through the... More

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Interesting fort near the airport that was British-built for the Colonies but captured by American Revolutionary War units and eventually evacuated under bombardment by the British. Half the buildings are being restored but the others can be visited. Called "mud island" for good reason.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Fort Mifflin was close to our hotel so we decided to check it out. It's just like other Revolution era forts. It felt as though it was beginning to fall into disrepair.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Hubby and I participated in one of the Friday night paranormal investigations at the fort. We had such a good time. We went during January, and perhaps because it was so cold and snowy we only had a small group of fellow ghost hunters. This worked out great because we were able to investigate certain locations alone (still within the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you enjoy history, this is a great place to visit. The best time to see it, is when they have the events with reinactors there. The location is a bit out of the way, but there is a lot to learn about, the history is fascinating and the importance of the Fort in history is huge. I recomend stopping... More

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Ontario
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I must say this was one of the more disappointing visits to a fort that we've ever had. The grounds were not very clean. The overall condition of the buildings were in desperate need of repair. The history is of the fort is interesting. Perhaps during one of their re-enactments it could brings more life to the fort. It is... More

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Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I've visited the fort 3 times and each time I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The price for admission is fair and you are able to free roam each building on your own time. It's a peaceful location (even though it's near the airport) and I love just being able to go into each of the buildings as well as walk... More

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Southern NJ
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75 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

After having visited Fort Pulaski in Georgia and Fort McHenry in Baltimore (for the 200th anniversary), we found our trip to Fort Miflin to be quite a let-down. Admission for adults ithat day was $8.00. The website says $6 and $8 for special events,. You have to walk up the stairs of the visitors' center to purchase armbands. We asked... More

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