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Fort Mifflin

82 Fort Mifflin Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19153-3808
+1 215-685-4167
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I am so glad I found Fort Mifflin

I grew up near Philadelphia but never heard of or knew about Fort Mifflin. I love history and I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue P
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Havre, Montana
Good, but could be better

This fort had 2 cool things I’ve never seen at other forts (no spoilers, so not listing them... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
214tracic
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Detroit, Michigan
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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!
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  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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82 Fort Mifflin Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19153-3808
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up near Philadelphia but never heard of or knew about Fort Mifflin. I love history and I can't believe I missed this until now. It is an amazing colonial fort complete with a moat and right on the Delaware River. The views are...More

Thank Sue P
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This fort had 2 cool things I’ve never seen at other forts (no spoilers, so not listing them). Worth the trip if you’re in Philly. But the place could use some upkeep, and the sole dude manning the office wasn’t inspiring. He had no response...More

Thank 214tracic
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I decided to venture over to fort mufflin one day. The last time I went there was with cub scouts years before. We were able to camp out. I recommend stopping in if you want some local history. It’s right in the river and next...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Fort Mifflin played an important roll in the history of the American Revolution. It was instrumental in slowing the British advance to Philadelphia, allowing Washington's army time to arrive safely at Valley Forge for the winter. The four of us adults visiting were fortunate enough...More

Thank Jerry G
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this out-of-the-way slice of American history. We spent about 2 hours wandering the grounds, exploring the various buildings and other structures. Some of the stories around the fort were eye-opening. Fun to imagine what life might've been like...More

1  Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We stopped here on our way to New Jersey for the weekend. Went nice and early and had the place to ourselves until the school buses arrived from NY. But we got to see the entire place (nearly) while enjoying peace and quiet. This is...More

Thank Slam2u2
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

There is a lot of history here, starting with the Revolutionary War. This fort has been used for a long time, and I think it is still being used by the Corps of Engineers. This is not a huge place and you can see it...More

Thank jacquelinerose5
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 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...More

Thank k2j2neis
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

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...More

Thank TRIB2
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 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....

Thank Charlotte B
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