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Fort Mifflin

Island and Hog Island Rds., on the Delaware River near Philadelphia Int'l Airport, Philadelphia, PA 19153
+1 215-685-4167
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Diamonds and gold at hog island

Fort mufflin is located near the old international airport. On your way to UPS and hog island area... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Plumber68
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Loved pirate day. Loved siege day.

Visited with my wife and our toddler daughter. Had a great time. Enjoyed the living history... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Moses M
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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! 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Island and Hog Island Rds., on the Delaware River near Philadelphia Int'l Airport, Philadelphia, PA 19153
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+1 215-685-4167

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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...More

Thank Plumber68
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.

Thank Moses M
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...More

Thank lucy23st
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,...More

Thank Lulu S
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...More

1  Thank jeanneinnj
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.

1  Thank Scott F
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...More

1  Thank Dean R
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.

1  Thank Vince W
Reviewed 6 November 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,...More

3  Thank steakbelly
Reviewed 15 October 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.

2  Thank C0rgiL0ver
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Ray O
Are you allowed to bring a folding chair?
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Response from John E | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for certain but I would cal 215-685-4167 and ask.
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