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Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

WWII - Explore the Eastern Front

Philadelphia, PA
Experience World War II history from the Eastern Front!  Living history activities with soldiers and civilians, guided tours, “rifle” drills, “grenade” toss, guided tours and MORE!

Pirate Day

Philadelphia, PA
Ahoy there! Pirates land at Fort Mifflin and skirmish with the British soldiers defending the Fort! Tours, musket drills, scavenger hunt. What do you have to trade with the Pirates?

Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA
Experience Fort Mifflin after dark as one of our most popular paranormal events returns! Experienced and novice paranormal investigators will enjoy special after-hours access to one of the most haunted sites in America! Br... read more

A Mud Island Halloween

Philadelphia, PA
For one night only, Fort Mifflin will be open to the public later than usual for visitors to explore the site during the Halloween season!

Sleep with the Ghosts

Philadelphia, PA
Spend the night if you dare! Actual sleep is optional during our overnight paranormal investigation, where you get to explore the buildings, myths and legends behind the Fort’s permanent residents! Coffee and light refresh... read more

Siege Weekend

Philadelphia, PA
Experience the battle that defined the Fort at our annual flagship event! Four full scripted battles tell the story of the greatest bombardment of the Revolutionary War. Guided tours, living history activities and demonstr... read more

Black Powder Friday

Philadelphia, PA
Skip the mall and have a BLAST at Fort Mifflin the day after Thanksgiving! Spend the day exploring one of the only intact battlefields from the American Revolution and enjoy musket and cannon demonstrations!  No long lines... read more

WWII - The Battle for Schmidt

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the Western Front of World War II and visit with Axis and Allied armies. Two exciting battles, living history, vintage gear, live medical demonstrations on “wounded” soldiers at the Red Cross Field Hospital, weapon... read more
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Past Events

Civil War Saturday

Civil War Saturday

Philadelphia, PA
Join us as we commemorate the Fort's role as a Federal Prison during the Civil War! Soldier's Life and Medical Programs, Weapons and Cannon demos, Guided Tours and more!  10 AM till 4 PM.
Saturday, July 14 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

French Alliance Weekend

French Alliance Weekend

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a weekend celebrating the French Alliance during the Revolutionary War! Members of the 11th Pennsylvania's Regiment de Gatinois will be on hand all weekend to help us celebrate the alliance between France and the United States! Hear and see why the French are aiding the American Colo...
Sat, Jul 7 2018 10:00 AM Sun, Jul 8 2018 4:00 PM

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

Philadelphia, PA
An “Open Fort” evening! Bring your camera and capture the light of the “Golden Hour” or maybe something unexpected! Enjoy a twilight picnic, participate in a pop-up ghost hunt, check out musket and cannon demonstrations or just explore on your own.
Friday, June 29 2018 5:00 PM 10:00 PM

Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo

Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo

Philadelphia, PA
Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo! Experience all things other-worldly at one of the most haunted locations in the country! Daytime Admission from 10am to 5pm - Enjoy special presentations,lectures and activities plus opportunities to meet experienced paranormal investigation teams, vendors, tours an...
Sat, Jun 23 2018 10:00 AM Sun, Jun 24 2018 3:00 AM

Airplane Day

Airplane Day

Philadelphia, PA
Come answer the question “Why did they build the Fort so close to the Airport?!?” Listen to pilots talk to the control tower, see model airplanes and enjoy “sweet spot” tours atop the walls to discover all the best places to photograph the aircraft.
Saturday, June 9 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

The Mud Island Speakeasy

The Mud Island Speakeasy

Philadelphia, PA
The magic is back! For one jazz-filled night Fort Mifflin’s historic casemates transform into a 1920’s speakeasy! Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society provide the live, authentic soundtrack and the Old City Sweethearts showcase the hottest dance moves. Enjoy Casemate Cinema, tarot readings and ou...
Saturday, April 28 2018 7:00 PM 11:59 PM

School of the Musketeer

School of the Musketeer

Philadelphia, PA
Our good friends from the Kingdom of Lucerne invite visitors to step WAY back in time and observe their training and education weekend featuring 17th century living history and demonstrations of heritage skills and trades. Workshops are for registered participants but all visitors may observe the...
Sat, Apr 21 2018 10:00 AM Sun, Apr 22 2018 4:00 PM

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Philadelphia, PA
For one day Fort Mifflin will become “Fort Schlamm Insel” (Fort Mud Island) on the banks of the river Warter in Posen Prussia (Poland today). Come see the allied prisoners continue their war behind bars as they plan escapes, disrupt the German war machine and play cat and mouse games with their g...
Saturday, March 24 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

The Great War Remembered

The Great War Remembered

Philadelphia, PA
Visit with the armies of the Allied and Central Powers and explore the Battle of Verdun with the French and German troops in the Casemates. Scavenger hunt, guided tours focusing on the Fort as a domestic defense site.
Saturday, March 3 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

World War II - The Battle of Schmidt

World War II - The Battle of Schmidt

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the Western Front of World War II and visit with Axis and Allied armies. Two exciting battles, living history, vintage gear, live medical demonstrations on “wounded” soldiers at the Red Cross Field Hospital, weapons and vehicles. 10 AM- 4 PM Tickets range from $6-$10. Active Military and...
Saturday, December 2 2017 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Mailing Address

Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads Philadelphia, PA 19153
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