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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 #95 of 276 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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English first
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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150 helpful votes 150 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Fort Mifflin is a little south of Philly, next to the airport. We went on a Sunday and for the majority of the time, there was no one else there. Mary was our tour guide and walked us thru the fort and almost all of the buildings, explaining as she went about the function of the building, who lived in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you're interested in revolutionary war and/or Phila. history, this is worth a trip. Still authentic buildings, unfortunately in an odd location requiring a car-yet close to downtown. Just a few minutes to the Phila. Navy Yard so the 2 can easily be combined.

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Redlands, CA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visited on a Sunday and practically had the fort to ourselves. There were some people cleaning up after a wedding, but other than that we only saw four other people visiting the fort. The fort is not difficult to get to, but more signage would be good. There are several restored buildings and a few exhibits, but this fort... More

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