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Upcoming Events

Fort Mifflin

Family Fire Pit Festival

Philadelphia, PA EST
Gather round the fire pit and enjoy a wintertime adventure! Explore the whole site to discover unique activities at each of our special fire pits and fireplaces. Meet a Revolutionary War or Civil War soldier, or listen to a … read more

Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA EST
Experience a paranormal investigation in one of the most haunted locations in the country! Bring your own equipment or just your cell phone flashlight & learn tips from experienced investigators from Prism Paranormal who wil… read more

Cannonball Tavern

Philadelphia, PA EST
Experience the ambiance of a colonial-era tavern in Philadelphia when Fort Mifflin transforms the Soldier's Barracks into the Cannonball Tavern, complete with authentic beverages and hearty tavern fare. Enjoy 18th century ta… read more

Mad Science at Fort Mifflin

Philadelphia, PA EST
Join our friends from The Insectarium for an April Fools Day you won’t forget. Discover the mischief and madness behind innovations and science throughout history. Explore the Nature Trail, learn the role of insects in medic… read more

President's Plate: Dolley Madison as Hostess for two Presidents

Philadelphia, PA EST
Explore the Washington traditions established during Dolley Madison’s extraordinary 16-year term as national hostess for the presidencies of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. What was it like to attend one of her famous sa… read more

Civil War Saturday

Philadelphia, PA EST
Explore Fort Mifflin's years as a federal prison as the Mifflin Guard becomes our Garrison for the day! Watch the soldiers drill and prepare their camp meals over an open fire. “Enlist” and learn to drill with wooden muskets… read more

Airplane Day

Philadelphia, PA EST
Come out and discover  “Why did they build the fort so close to the airport?” This high-flying event includes guided tours, special photo “sweet spots” for the best angles to photograph incoming aircraft and so much more. Me… read more

World War II: Explore the Eastern Front

Philadelphia, PA EST
Experience WWII history along the Eastern Front. Unique living history displays and activities, uniform and weapons demonstrations. Special guided tour of the Eastern Front focusing on political climate and home front experi… read more

4th at the Fort

Philadelphia, PA EST
Celebrate American Independence at an intact Revolutionary War battlefield! Learn the story of the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution during guided tours, enjoy musket and cannon demonstrations, Revolutionary Wa… read more

Pirate Day

Philadelphia, PA EST
There be pirates on Mud Island! Learn the early history of the Fort, and why the British chose to build a fortification on Mud Island. Merriment and mischief, hands on activities, scavenger hunt, tours and weapons demonstrat… read more
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Past Events

Candlelight Ghost Tours 2022

Candlelight Ghost Tours 2022

Philadelphia, PA
Welcome to Philly's most authentic Halloween event --- No decorations. No hype. Just you, a few candles, and REAL Ghosts! Experience Haunted Fort Mifflin after hours on our popular candlelight walking tour. Tours last approximately 1 hour and timed tickets assure a meaningful experience. Fun activ…
Fri, Oct 7 2022 7:00 PM Sun, Oct 30 2022 10:00 PM

Open Investigation Evening

Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA
Kick off the haunting season and experience a paranormal investigation in one of the most haunted locations in the country! Bring your own equipment or just your cell phone flashlight & learn tips from experienced investigators from Forks of the Delaware Paranormal and Clarke Paranormal Research wh…
Sat, Oct 1 2022 7:00 PM Sun, Oct 2 2022 12:00 AM

Sleep With the Ghosts

Sleep With the Ghosts

Philadelphia, PA
Spend the night if you dare! Actual sleep is optional during this overnight paranormal investigation. Join the team from PARA X Radio and explore the buildings, myths & legends behind the fort's permanent residents! Light refreshments provided or BYO (no alcohol permitted.) Sleeping quarters are do…
Sat, Oct 22 2022 7:00 PM Sun, Oct 23 2022 8:00 AM

Cast Iron Chef & Colonial Brewing 2023

Cast Iron Chef & Colonial Brewing 2023

Philadelphia, PA
This is your opportunity to experience 18th century foodways and tavern culture first hand! "Apprentice" in the kitchen or the brewery and be a part of the preparation of all the elements of an authentic winter meal, including beverages. At the end of the afternoon, join fellow participants and ins…
Saturday, January 28 2023 11:00 AM 6:00 PM

Haunted Holiday Open Investigation Evening

Haunted Holiday Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA
Ho Ho Haunted Fort Mifflin invites you to party with out unseen co-workers for a Haunted Holiday Open Investigation Evening. Enjoy investigating the deep dark corners of the Fort, then warm up by the fire. Complimentary light refreshments! Appropriate for both experienced and novice paranormal inve…
Sat, Dec 10 2022 7:00 PM Sun, Dec 11 2022 12:00 AM

Siege Weekend 2022

Siege Weekend 2022

Philadelphia, PA
Fort Mifflin’s Flagship Event! Commemorate the 245th anniversary of the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution with us! Meet Revolutionary War soldiers and civilians, enjoy musket and cannon demonstrations and living history activities. Say "hay" to the Queen's Rangers and their horses, vi…
Sat, Nov 12 2022 10:00 AM Sun, Nov 13 2022 4:00 PM

Black Powder Friday 2022

Black Powder Friday 2022

Philadelphia, PA
Skip the mall and have a BLAST at Fort Mifflin! Black powder demonstrations with our muskets and cannons all day long. PLUS enjoy learning about the science and manufacture of black powder and discover what needs to happen to take it from fizzle to boom! Think you have what it takes to fire the ca…
Friday, November 25 2022 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Holiday Spirits with the Regimental Brewmeister

Holiday Spirits with the Regimental Brewmeister

Philadelphia, PA
Get ready to face the holiday season in 18th century style! Join us for a hands-on, mugs-open, class on the colonial cocktails that ensured our nation did not choose the turkey as its national symbol. Enjoy learning about tavern culture and holiday traditions in Colonial Philadelphia and then get b…
Friday, November 25 2022 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

A Winter Encampment

A Winter Encampment

Philadelphia, PA
Discover the hardships of wintertime in General Washington’s army when you “join the troops” and send 2022 out with a BLAST at Fort Mifflin’s annual Winter Encampment. Step inside a “wedge tent” to experience for yourself the accommodations afforded soldiers encamped at Valley Forge during the wint…
Saturday, December 31 2022 11:00 AM 3:00 PM

WWII: The Battle for St. Vith

WWII: The Battle for St. Vith

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the Western Front of World War II and visit with Axis and Allied armies. Two exciting battles (11 AM & 3 PM,) living history, vintage gear, live medical demonstrations on “wounded” soldiers at the Red Cross Field Hospital, weapons and vehicles. 10 AM- 4 PM Special commemoration of Pearl Har…
Saturday, December 3 2022 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Mailing Address

Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads Philadelphia, PA 19153
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