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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: 302-645-8983
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Perfect visit with my 80 year old father for his birthday

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pamela N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Dover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Rockwood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars 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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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars 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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Lewes
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5 of 5 stars 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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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

A fantastic WWII fort inside one of the best state parks in Delaware. Climb up the observation tower, new walking paths around the historic guns including one of the barrels off of the USS Missouri. Biking paths, beautiful views of the ocean, a giant bunker that you can take tours of. Be sure to visit during the Delaware Goes to... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Unusual and impressive. Well preserved and still under reconstruction/preservation/conservation. This park was supposed to have been upgraded by Spring 2016, and could be a year behind. But where else can you see a recreation of a WWII coastal artillery bunker complex and impressive 12 inch guns, and even a 16 inch gun that could deliver a 2300 lb shell 24... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I love history so my son picked the place for us to visit while in Lewes Delaware. The place was huge.We had a wonderful time walking around .

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Wilmington, DE, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Henlopen State Park and Historical Fort Miles, keeps getting better and better! First and Foremost, the beach is beautiful, clean with lots and lots of space. Parking is a pain, but if you have a state drive on license, the best option is to use one of the drive on beaches for fishing and more private surroundings! The historical nature... More 

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