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Upcoming Events

Fort Mifflin

World War II: Explore the Eastern Front

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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

SHOOT the Eastern Front

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Join the troops for extraordinary access and photo opportunities to hone your portraiture skills at our WWII Eastern Front event, featuring immersive military and home front demonstrations and displays.  Start the day with a… read more

Airplane Day

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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

Fun and Wargames

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Fort Mifflin is happy to announce the revival of its "Fun and Wargames" event on June 4th, 2022! This event will focus on games and amusements from the 18th century to the modern day. Play Dungeons & Dragons in a real dungeo… read more

Civil War Saturday

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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

Mud Island Hot Jazz Lawn Party 2022

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Step back in time for a day full of Jazz-Age fun at the Mud Island Hot Jazz Lawn Party! This expansive indoor/outdoor fundraising event, held on the beautiful and historic grounds of Fort Mifflin, supports operations and edu… read more

Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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 EVPNJ who will be on han… read more

Patriots VS. Loyalists

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Many people think that the Civil War was the first war dividing Americans, but this is far from true. The Revolutionary War was not just fought between Americans and the British Empire, but Patriots and Loyalists as well, fr… read more

The 4th at the Fort

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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 and Revolutionary… read more

Welsh Tract Day

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Fort Mifflin partners with the Welsh Society of Philadelphia and the North American Festival of Wales for a unique new event to kick of Philadelphia's "Welsh Week"! This jovial tavern themed experience takes a dive into the … read more

Private Yankee Doodle Weekend

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Private Joseph Plumb Martin served at Fort Mifflin during the 1777 siege and later wrote about his experience in a memoir published  under the title Private Yankee Doodle. Explore daily life in the garrison with the 4th CT R… read more

Siege Weekend 2022

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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 livin… read more

Black Powder Friday 2022

Philadelphia, PA EDT
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 t… read more
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Past Events

Cannonball Tavern

Cannonball Tavern

Philadelphia, PA
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 light tavern fare. Enjoy tavern games, the warm glow of a cozy fire and the company of civilians and soldiers of the…
Saturday, March 26 2022 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Winter Encampment

Winter Encampment

Philadelphia, PA
What did George Washington's army do in the winter, when there were no battles to be fought? You've heard the stories about the winters at Valley Forge - visit Fort Mifflin on your holiday break to see for yourself many of the activities that took place in a winter encampment. From mending uniform…
Thursday, December 30 2021 11:00 AM 3:00 PM

Family Fire Pit Festival

Family Fire Pit Festival

Philadelphia, PA
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 fire places. Meet a Revolutionary War or Civil War soldier, or listen to a ghost story! BYO camp chairs and refreshments or visit our Hot Chocolate B…
Saturday, February 19 2022 11:00 AM 4:00 PM

Open Investigation Evening

Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA
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 New Jersey Paranormal Investigations, who are on hand to assist newcomers. Enjoy exploring areas no…
Sat, Mar 5 2022 7:00 PM Sun, Mar 6 2022 12:00 AM

Cast Iron Chef & Colonial Brewing

Cast Iron Chef & Colonial Brewing

Philadelphia, PA
This is your opportunity to quench your thirst for an immersive history experience and get a taste of life in early 19th century Philadelphia! Join the Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks for a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways. Choose an Apprentice position …
Saturday, January 22 2022 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Hands on Brewing with the Regimental Brewmeister

Hands on Brewing with the Regimental Brewmeister

Philadelphia, PA
Perhaps you are an accomplished homebrewer and you want to appreciate the challenges faced by brewers in the 18th Century who brewed good beer without all the instrumentation and modern equipment we rely on, perhaps you are a history buff and want to know just what beer tasted like in 1770, or perh…
Saturday, May 7 2022 11:00 AM 4:00 PM

Earth Day Volunteer Project Event

Earth Day Volunteer Project Event

Philadelphia, PA
Join Fort Mifflin’s Volunteer Corps! Fort Mifflin needs your help with light landscaping projects and the construction of our brand new Regimental Garden. If you’re comfortable with using power tools and happen to have a string trimmer or chainsaw, please bring one with you. Wear work clothes and b…
Saturday, April 23 2022 12:00 PM 4:00 PM

Haunted Holiday Open Investigation

Haunted Holiday Open Investigation

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 4 2021 7:00 PM Sun, Dec 5 2021 12:00 AM

Explore the Winter Woods

Explore the Winter Woods

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the unique natural environment of Fort Mifflin! Walk the top of the walls looking for animal signs, check out the driftwood and shells on the Delaware River beach, check for tracks on the sea wall. Join a guide for a trek to the Mortar Battery, a hidden piece of history nestled unseen in th…
Saturday, January 8 2022 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

MAKING History: Exploring Heritage Skills and Trades

MAKING History: Exploring Heritage Skills and Trades

Philadelphia, PA
Explore demonstrations and hands-on activities highlighting trades and skills rooted in history!  Think you could “make it” in the 18th or 19th century? Visit and decide for yourself!
Saturday, May 7 2022 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Mailing Address

Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads Philadelphia, PA 19153
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