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Upcoming Events

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

Airplane Day

Philadelphia, PA
Why did they build the Fort so close to the airport?!? So you can watch the planes land! Make your own FPG-9 (Foam Plate Glider) and test it out! Listen to the pilots communicate with the control tower and explore all the ... read more

Freedom Blast!

Philadelphia, PA
Fort Mifflin's Annual Independence Day Celebration with Revolutionary War soldiers and civilians. Cannon and musket demonstrations, kids drills, early American games and fun activities!

Civil War Saturday

Philadelphia, PA
Immerse yourself in the 1860s with living history displays, a soldier encampment, musket drills, battlefield "operation", artillery demonstrations, hearth cooking demonstration, and a scavenger hunt. Explore military justi... read more

World War II - 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!

High Seas Saturday

Philadelphia, PA
This annual swashbuckling spectacle features pirate living history displays and activities, and even two skirmishes! Dig for treasure and trade with the pirates, learn the musket drill, go on a guided tour, and explore the... read more

Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA
Experience Fort Mifflin after dark on Friday the 13th 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 s... 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!

Fort Mifflin Trick or Treat with the Ghosts

Philadelphia, PA
Trick or Treat with the Ghosts brings Fort Mifflin’s most famous spirits into the light! Some of the resident ghosts you may have heard about during Candlelight Tours make a daytime appearance to share their stories person... read more

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

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, weapon... read more
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Past Events

The Mud Island Speakeasy

The Mud Island Speakeasy

Philadelphia, PA
Our popular Prohibition-themed fundraiser is back for one jazz-filled night! We convert the Fort's historic Casemates (bombproof shelters) into a candlelit 1920s speakeasy! Enjoy the authentic period sounds of the era featuring Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society. Enjoy the movies of the silent ...
Saturday, April 29 2017 7:00 PM 11:59 PM

School of the Musketeer - Kingdom of Lucerne

School of the Musketeer - Kingdom of Lucerne

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 22 2017 10:00 AM Sun, Apr 23 2017 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 25 2017 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

The Great War Remembered

The Great War Remembered

Philadelphia, PA
Meet the soldiers and civilians of the Great War! Visit with the armies of Allied and Central powers with a commemoration of the Battle of Verdun. Scavenger hunt, guided tours focusing on the Fort as a US military domestic defense site. 10am to 4pm Ticket Prices range from $6.00 to $10.00. Activ...
Saturday, March 4 2017 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

World War II Saturday - The Battle for Schmidt

World War II Saturday - The Battle for Schmidt

Philadelphia, PA
March back in time to winter 1945 as Fort Mifflin becomes the town of Schmidt, in the southern portion of the Hurtgen Forest.  The Battle of the Hurtgen Forest produced extraordinary casualties in both Axis and Allied armies but is often overshadowed by the following, and better known, Battle of ...
Sat, Dec 7 2013 10:00 AM Sat, Dec 3 2016 4:00 PM

Black Powder Friday

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, no grumpy shoppers. Give thanks for the soldiers that fought here, allow...
Friday, November 25 2016 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Siege Weekend

Siege Weekend

Philadelphia, PA
The battle that defined the Fort comes to life at Fort Mifflin's flagship event!  Revolutionary War Tactical Battle Reenactments twice daily (11 AM, 3 PM) PLUS Living History activities for the whole family, guided tours, "History Detective" Scavenger Hunt, Open Hearth Cooking demonstrations, woo...
Sat, Nov 10 2012 10:00 AM Sun, Nov 13 2016 4:00 PM

Sleep with the Ghosts

Sleep with the Ghosts

Philadelphia, PA
Part of A MUD ISLAND HALLOWEEN! 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 refreshments provided for those who survive the n...
Sat, Oct 29 2016 7:00 PM Sun, Oct 30 2016 8:00 AM

Trick or Treat with the Ghosts

Trick or Treat with the Ghosts

Philadelphia, PA
Part of A MUD ISLAND HALLOWEEN! Some of Fort Mifflin’s most famous spirits comes out during the day for this kid friendly, treat-filled event. Hear some of the fort’s ghost stories while you trick or treat through the Fort’s buildings and casemates! Costumes HIGHLY encouraged! FREE with Fort Ad...
Saturday, October 29 2016 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Candlelight Ghost Tours

Candlelight Ghost Tours

Philadelphia, PA
Part of A MUD ISLAND HALLOWEEN! No decorations. No hype. Just, you, a few candles, and REAL Ghosts! Experience Fort Mifflin after hours on our popular candlelight walking tours through the site. Tours depart every half hour from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
Sat, Oct 15 2016 7:00 PM Fri, Oct 28 2016 10:00 PM

Mailing Address

Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads Philadelphia, PA 19153
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