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Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
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Took grandchildren to Fort Miles, to explain and show them what part the fort played in history. Nice walk to the top of the fort area. Area is in the process of being restored... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took grandchildren to Fort Miles, to explain and show them what part the fort played in history. Nice walk to the top of the fort area. Area is in the process of being restored has buildings and cannons from the Second World War. Short distance from the entrance of the fort is a Tower that was used for observers to... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are quite a few cannon to see of various types and calibers. But, they're not the original equipment--rather they're modern equivalents Each one has a descriptive information plaque to read. There's a fair bit of walking from the parking lot. But, there are areas marked as no entry (in early April) including the Lighthouse trail. It's worth a visit--esp.... More 

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Fort Miles is part of the Cape Henlopen state park, a wonderful look at the WWII defences along the coast line. Included is one of the large guns from the USS Missouri. This is a wonderful walk through history, as well as breathetaking views of the ocean.

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Thank tawny1956
Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Just love walking thru Ft. Miles. So much history here, so much from the world wars. At certain times of the year you can also go on tours of the bunker 519. Great stories of the history here.

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Thank dandgski
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great little area with lots of old WW2 guns and buildings. The museum is small but very informative. The area is pet friendly, and you can walk or ride a bike freely throughout the whole Fort!

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Thank Andy R
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

a small area of some interesting military equipment that you can touch and even climb onto in some instances

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ascot
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Unexpected find in the park. Informative notices explaining the history. Huge bunker emplacements. Also site of early anti-submarine detection systems.

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were at the park last year but did not know about the wonderful tours of the bunker. So we took it this year and were delighted.

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Thank Bill A
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Sean Wagner, a state historian, gave a great tour to me, my dad and my mom. We are history buffs so this was perfect for us. My dad is in a wheel chair and this exhibit was fully accessible. Lots of great information and stories about WWII in this area. Worth a visit for all history buffs.

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Lewes, Delaware
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Doing the tour is amazing. It puts you there many years ago. It's a great experience of seeing the underground gun, etc & trying to put yourself in the soldiers shoes. Wat to do it again.

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