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Fort Mifflin

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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

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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Company get together

We had our company party here plenty of room Lake to swim in lots of fields for soccer football baseball we barbecued had the company R V took the tour... Civil War reenactment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our company party here plenty of room Lake to swim in lots of fields for soccer football baseball we barbecued had the company R V took the tour... Civil War reenactment... seen the Old Fort Mifflin where Washington crossed the Delaware.....pretty for those that are into that kind of thing we had a great great day

Thank 2Bige257
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a hot, humid day, friends and myself decided to see what happened at Fort Mifflin during the Civil War. Today, they had re-enactments such as recruiting; what the newly signed soldiers had to learn with uniforms that were mismatched in sizes, learning the drills, etc. Then the raising of the huge flag, with everyone pitching in holding the flag... More 

Thank Lulu S
Philadelphia, PA
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place which really is a hidden gem. Everyone knows and goes to the usual historical places in Philadelphia, but I think this one gets missed because it's a little bit hard to find. DON'T miss it. It was the site of an important battle in the Revolutionary War and the American soldiers there were not only brave but... More 

Thank jeanneinnj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is very helpful. The site is well signed, but still needs much improvement. A flashlight is very helpful. Those interested in history will want to spend two or three hours here. Others will find it a beautiful place for a picnic.

Thank Scott F
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The site has a lot of history... active in several wars. The only disappointing part was the condition of the interiors.Like many historic sites, the volunteer labor is lacking... and it shows. If more people were interested in the history of our country, I am certain that the site could do better on the upkeep. Staff was super friendly and... More 

Thank Dean R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

I took the kids here for a weekend trip. The site was great and def. worth your time. They give tours and explain in detail what the site was used for.

Thank Vince W
Howell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten path outside the city. A little run down but don't let this stop you. I've been to other forts such as this with a tenth of the access. You are free to roam and explore. Lots of history here and who knows, without the bravery and fortitude of the men in 1777 we might be singing God... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A probably much overlooked historical site within a few minutes drive of the Philadelphia International Airport. The mostly 19th century buildings are painfully run-down and mostly inaccessible. But the overall experience was worth the trip. Keep an eye out for ghosts. Recommended.

1 Thank C0rgiL0ver
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My 10 year old son and I visited on a Thursday and the place was empty and we had the fort mostly to ourselves. Much of it is unrestored and we used a flashlight to explore the cast mates. There were no guides around but we were able to learn about the fort's history through signage and the map. We... More 

1 Thank Marie S
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

While the fort is rich with history, it is known more for its ghost investigations. It is great place to bring kids of all ages for a brief glimpse of the past and a short history lesson. The grounds are just enough to keep the kids interested. If you are a beginner in the field of ghost hunting, this is... More 

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