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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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Colonial history on the Delaware river

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... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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188 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Scott F
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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1 Thank Vince W
Howell, New Jersey
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117 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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, without the bravery and fortitude of the men in 1777 we might be singing God... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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173 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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.

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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

My 10 year old son and I visited on a Thursday and the place was empty and we had the fort mostly to ourselves. Much of it is unrestored and we used a flashlight to explore the cast mates. There were no guides around but we were able to learn about the fort's history through signage and the map. We... More 

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1 Thank Marie S
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

While the fort is rich with history, it is known more for its ghost investigations. It is great place to bring kids of all ages for a brief glimpse of the past and a short history lesson. The grounds are just enough to keep the kids interested. If you are a beginner in the field of ghost hunting, this is... More 

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Lovell, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

With an interest in the paranormal and history Fort Mifflin has been on my list as one of the top places I wished to visit. We visited on a Thursday about midday. The staff was excellent and very courteous. We lucked out and had the whole fort to ourselves that day. I absolutely loved exploring the casemates and the grounds... More 

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