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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
+1 302-645-8983
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History in Henlopen State Park

You can first climb the World War II observation tower and have a good birds view at the adjacent... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
New Jersey
Impressive collection

Fort Miles situated in beautiful Cape Henlopen State park is a great stop for anyone interested in... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Wildwood, New Jersey
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Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
+1 302-645-8983
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

You can first climb the World War II observation tower and have a good birds view at the adjacent Fort Miles area. Afterwards it seems easier to visit and explore. You can visit old barracks, observation towers and see the cannons and fortifications.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Fort Miles situated in beautiful Cape Henlopen State park is a great stop for anyone interested in our history. The impressive collection of guns and war artifacts will quench the thirst of almost any war enthusiast. The relatively newer museum is a must see. Check...More

Thank localeater64
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Fort Miles provides for several hours of enjoyment walking the facility and taking in all of the history of the role it played in WWII. There is an extensive collection of armaments and you are allowed to walk all around them, touch them and even...More

Thank 57RRoberts
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The museum was closed the day we visited, but the public signage is sufficient to get a good idea of the history of Fort Miles. You can visit old barracks, see the guns used to target German subs, and even climb one of the concrete...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We passed through Fort Mills on bicycles going through the great bike/hiking trail that runs through Cape Henelopen State Park. The State Park which has lovely beach areas has lots of bunkers, lookout towers and Army machinery which were used to secure the coastline during...More

Thank Mare C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This old fort gives you a look back in time; A must for history buffs, their new arsenal of shore guns for defense is impressive. The chance to tour the battery when open should not be missed. Complete with volunteers who know the history -...More

Thank jerzeegolfer
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A good look at our defenses during World War II. We were very disappointed that the museum was closed after a long walk to get there. Signs should have bee posted to say it was closed.

Thank dale1006
Reviewed 13 August 2017

New to Lewes and have a annual pass to Henlopen State Park. There is much to see and do at the Park but you must stop in at Fort Miles. One time will not be enough since they always have special events planned. If you...More

Thank PITTparent
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place to visit. The tour was worth the money. $15 per family. Fort miles is a great lesson about a little discussed part if WWII history. So much of WWII history forgets about the attacks along the American shore and the importance of protecting...More

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

My husband and I got plenty of walking while visiting at Cape Henelopen St. Park. WWII camp, complete with the bunkers the soldiers stayed at and displays of BIG guns. Home to the "MIghty Mo's" gun from the USS Missouri. This place is filled with...More

Thank Jamie W
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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