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Address: Island and Hog Island Rds., on the Delaware River near Philadelphia Int'l Airport, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: 215-685-4165
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Minutes from Center City, Fort Mifflin is the country's only completely...
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.
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Good short historical tour

Adult children from out of town were visiting and wanted to do something interesting. I picked Fort Mifflin. There was hesitancy about going but everyone enjoyed the experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Lovell, Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

With an interest in the paranormal and history Fort Mifflin has been on my list as one of the top places I wished to visit. We visited on a Thursday about midday. The staff was excellent and very courteous. We lucked out and had the whole fort to ourselves that day. I absolutely loved exploring the casemates and the grounds... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Fort Mifflin is hidden outside of other major historical spots. Right next to the airport. It's usually not crowded but great to check out. So much history in this little spot. Definitely check out the underground spots. I believe they offer ghost hunts but I'm not really into that. I think out of all the sites in Philadelphia definitely one... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

this is a great place to investigation. If you have a chance I recommend that you come here. This is the 2nd time I been here and it doesn't disappoint me There are 10 people in my group and we had the whole fort to our self. And the price is reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Adult children from out of town were visiting and wanted to do something interesting. I picked Fort Mifflin. There was hesitancy about going but everyone enjoyed the experience. We went on a week day in April so not a lot of others, but maybe 20 other people, were there. The fort had an interesting history, great architecture and a nice... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You are literally on your own. There are little or no form of audio tour, placards or signs. Artifacts are rare and lighting is poor. This is a very cool place, but lacks severely as a tourist spot.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's hard to properly evaluate, since they were technically not open when we visited. There just happened to be a lady in the office who was kind enough to let us in anyway. I'd like to think that on a normal day they either do guided tours or at least have people around to provide historical information. We were limited... More 

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hidden down in the Tinicum swamps is the historic Fort Mifflin. The fort was instrumental in the defense of Philadelphia during the American Revolution and was in active service into the 20th century. The fort is owned by the City of Philadelphia and is definitely showing its age (which is considerable!) but that doesn't detract from the experience. Full of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went to Pirate Day at Fort Mifflin August 16, 2014. Fun re-enactment of a pirate siege at the fort, lots of activities during the day - scavenger hunt, concert, guided tours. Interesting site with lots of history. Re-enactors were very knowledgeable about the fort and its role in history. Want to go back for the candlelight ghost tour in October!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Address: Island and Hog Island Rds., on the Delaware River near Philadelphia Int'l Airport, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: 215-685-4165
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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