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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

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So Much History

Fort Miles was very interesting. We tried to imagine what it would be like to be a part of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun WWII Outing

This makes for a fun family outing which includes both history and a lovely beach. Within a state... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
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Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
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All reviews wwii history uss missouri observation tower cape henlopen state park on display great place to learn gun batteries enemy ships underground bunker second world war nice walk guided tour special events beautiful vistas walk around all ages lovely beach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Miles was very interesting. We tried to imagine what it would be like to be a part of the military here during WWII. The huge guns on display were very impressive. The walk through Fort Miles gave us a good idea of how our...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

This makes for a fun family outing which includes both history and a lovely beach. Within a state park, it includes an old fort, with tours and various programs scheduled as well.

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed August 21, 2018

What a wonderful way for three generations to learn about WWII! History comes alive at the historic fort. All in our group found this historical site fascinating. Would recommend this for anyone and for all ages. Even the youngest in a group will be taken...More

Thank 222Traveler
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Fascinating glimpse into an aspect of WW11, which seems eerily present, as if the troops just left last week. The battery tour is particularly to be recommended. Or just walk through the Fort, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the sea views.

Thank GregSimpkins
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

My family and I were trying to navigate the bike trail from Rehoboth Beach and happened upon Fort Miles. The parks department people were so knowledgeable and were able to answer our many questions. There is a nice little museum with artifacts. We didn't know...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

What an awesome preserved museum to see. Bring your bikes cause after swim you can ride into the sunset with awesome views

Thank Ewa K
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Come learn our history. At the end of WW II, the last German Submarine that surrendered did so in Lewes, DE. The 16" gun emplacement at Fort Miles was on the Battleship Missouri that the Japanese surrendered on. Come, learn more.

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

We took the self walking tour and then the guided tour. The self tour lets you visit the living quarters of the soliders that served there during WW2. The guided tour takes you into the underground bunker where the 12 inch coastal gun was housed...More

2  Thank Cecil M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Fort Miles takes one back to the role it played in WW II keeping an eye out for enemy ships in order that oil and other supplies could make it safely out of Delaware Bay into the Atlantic on its way to Europe. Old guns...More

Thank Hoberdiek
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We visited Fort Miles to learn more about its history and see the remnant of the fort. It's located along the Atlantic Shore and was used in WWII for defensive purposes. There are a few barracks buildings remaining along with several pieces of armor from...More

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Response from Karen K | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, the only place dogs are not allowed is on the beach during summer time.
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Response from Dan T | Reviewed this property |
The only admission is to enter Cape Henlopen State Park which is $5 for DE residents and $10 for non-residents. I believe admission is free in the winter. The best time to visit Fort Miles is for an enactment weekend. Check... More