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Fort Mifflin

82 Fort Mifflin Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19153-3808
+1 215-685-4167
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Must See for History Buffs in the Area

Fort Mifflin played an important roll in the history of the American Revolution. It was... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Jerry G
Piscataway, New Jersey
A nice historical surprise just across the bridge in South Philly

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this out-of-the-way slice of American history. We spent... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Rob H
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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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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82 Fort Mifflin Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19153-3808
+1 215-685-4167
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Reviewed 11 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
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

Thank Rob H
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
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
Reviewed 29 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
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
Reviewed 10 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
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...More

Thank GKBrash
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...More

Thank Jo F
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.

Thank Elizabeth P
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Ray O
21 June 2015|
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I don't know for certain but I would cal 215-685-4167 and ask.