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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
Phone Number: +1 302-645-8983
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Great day trip!

Great little area with lots of old WW2 guns and buildings. The museum is small but very informative. The area is pet friendly, and you can walk or ride a bike freely throughout... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little area with lots of old WW2 guns and buildings. The museum is small but very informative. The area is pet friendly, and you can walk or ride a bike freely throughout the whole Fort!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

a small area of some interesting military equipment that you can touch and even climb onto in some instances

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Unexpected find in the park. Informative notices explaining the history. Huge bunker emplacements. Also site of early anti-submarine detection systems.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We were at the park last year but did not know about the wonderful tours of the bunker. So we took it this year and were delighted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Sean Wagner, a state historian, gave a great tour to me, my dad and my mom. We are history buffs so this was perfect for us. My dad is in a wheel chair and this exhibit was fully accessible. Lots of great information and stories about WWII in this area. Worth a visit for all history buffs.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Doing the tour is amazing. It puts you there many years ago. It's a great experience of seeing the underground gun, etc & trying to put yourself in the soldiers shoes. Wat to do it again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The lantern tour of Fort Miles underground bunker is fascinating and a bit eerie. We participated last week (Saturday, August 20, 2016) and thoroughly enjoyed the history and the fact that we were touring by lantern light! The two guides were incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic and all of us on the tour gave them both a hardy round of applause... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We have visited Fort Miles in the past and found it very interesting. This year we signed up for the Lantern Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park. Our very knowledgeable guides took us on a night time lantern tour of one of the bunkers that housed the artillery guns that were there to shoot German submarines. It was so fascinating!... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The walk around the site that guarded the entrance to Delaware Bay should only take an hour. You can picnic and watch an educational program. It's on a dune so there is some attention paid to ecology. Hard to figure that you would want to devote the whole day to a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We visited a Battery at Fort Miles and it was fascinating. There was a very big gun that swiveled around a circle and we were told that people in the room would go deaf after one firing of that gun. We really enjoyed the tour, but that was a few years ago and many artifacts have been added since that... More 

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