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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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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Interesting View on History

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Debra K
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank JordanJa72
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Fort mufflin is located near the old international airport. On your way to UPS and hog island area. It was always a kool spot to take a date and watch the planes take off. And it still is. Today was pirate day. A reenactment of a pirate siege in the area. Arrrr. A really kool place if you like this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife and our toddler daughter. Had a great time. Enjoyed the living history exhibition. We came for siege day 2015, and returned for pirate day 2016. We will be back for siege day this year.

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brooklyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I took three boys (ages 9,10, and 11) here today for a short visit. We were the only ones there in the beginning and took a tour with a costumed guide. He was great with the kids, kept the information interesting and brief enough for their attention spans, and they loved walking in the casements, using flashlights, and on the... More 

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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

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 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 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 

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1 Thank jeanneinnj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

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.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 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 

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1 Thank Dean R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 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.

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