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Address: Island and Hog Island Rds., on the Delaware River near Philadelphia Int'l Airport, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Phone Number:
+1 215-685-4167
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Minutes from Center City, Fort Mifflin is one of the country's only...

Minutes from Center City, Fort Mifflin is one of the country's only completely intact Revolutionary War battlefields. Site of the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution, the Fort was reconstructed beginning in the late 18th century and in use until decommissioning in 1954. Fort Mifflin answered every call to service: garrisoned for the War of 1812, a federal prison during the Civil War and a munitions depot in the 20th century.

Living history events including tactical battle demonstrations and interactive activities bring the Fort's incredible term of service to life.

Riverfront picnic area, nature trail. Scout camping, paranormal investigations and programs, school and group tours year-round!

Open to the General Public March 1 through December 15 Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 AM till 4 PM. Mondays and Tuesdays and the rest of the year by chance or appointment - give us a call at 215-685-4167 prior to your visit during that time.

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Worth a visit for history buffs

Went on a whim today....hubs got discounted admission as he's a vet...so it cost just $12 for the 2 of us. There were only a handful of folks on site, which I enjoyed. We started... read more

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philadelphia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a whim today....hubs got discounted admission as he's a vet...so it cost just $12 for the 2 of us. There were only a handful of folks on site, which I enjoyed. We started with the tour guide, who was a kind a knowledgeable guy, but bless his heart- he had to compete with the sound of jets every... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you enjoy History, old cannons and stories of how goods arrived here in Philly, but my favorite part of Fort Mufflin is visiting the old Fort at Night. Hog Island Road is spooky enough, with airplane flying in overtop of your head! This is not an event for small children. If the weather is rain, wear boots, There is... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tells of all the history that took place at the Fort...We are able to see the guns used long ago and the cannon.... they fired both several times....

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Have flown in and out of the Philadelphia airport many times for business. On several of the flights I had noticed that there was an old fort near the end of one of the runways. After my work associate and I had finished with with our work we had some time before we had to check in for our flights... More 

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We love Fort Mifflin. It is great for families or couples or friends. You learn a lot about history. If you like to ghost hunt, they offer many programs for all levels of experience. The grounds are truly haunted. The best part is that you can feel safe about being your kids to this type of paranormal event. It good... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Full of history and a great way to spend an afternoon. WWl re-enactors on the day we went, they were all very knowledgeable. Great view of the Delaware River.

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Thank Elizabeth P
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our boy scout troop went on a reenactment day and experienced the entire flare and battle reenactment that they all enjoyed and talked about the whole way home. Many of the buildings have been restored and the actors were true to their character and kept the role up throughout the day and after the battle for pictures.

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Thank mgrunza
Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We knew nothing about this fort until the day before we visited it. We had a short time to do something else around Philadelphia, and didn't want to deal with traffic to go back into the city. We found a listing for Fort Mifflin and decided to go see it. It is a fascinating piece of US history that we... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a reenactment of the siege. Very cool, local historical spot. Not on the mainstream tourist path. Views of River and City were terrific. Lots to learn!

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Palmyra
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Very interesting history with this fort, having survived the Revolutionary and Civil wars and used for various purposes for both World Wars. It looks like they are working to keep it maintained and it gives a glance into the past. Once you pay to enter, you are free to walk the grounds and enter any of the buildings that are... More 

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