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Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

Mapping the Fort: Meet the Colonial Surveyor

Philadelphia, PA
Did you know that George Washington’s first job was as a surveyor? Learn the art and science of surveying the land in the 18th century manner with a colonial surveyor. Special opportunities for Scout groups.

Mud Island Speakeasy

Philadelphia, PA
Celebrate the return of the ROARING 20’s with Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society and the Old City Sweethearts! Music, dancing, Speakeasy bar, Casemate Cinema, cigar lounge and MORE! Profits support educational programming.... read more

MAKING History: Celebrating Heritage Skills & Trades

Philadelphia, PA
Think you could “make it” in the 18th or 19th century? Meet artisans engaged in historic trades and skills necessary for daily life and decide for yourself!

Fort Mifflin Paracon

Philadelphia, PA
Immerse yourself in the other-worldly mysteries of the paranormal at one of the most haunted sites in the country. Daytime event includes special speakers and workshops, pop-up ghost hunts (additional fee applies) and uniq... read more

Skies Above Fort Mifflin: Airplane Day & The 1763 Transit of Venus

Philadelphia, PA
The centuries collide at Fort Mifflin as Airplane Day welcomes a colonial scientist exploring the 1763 transit of Venus on the summer solstice! Enjoy "sweet spot" tours of the best angles to photograph the 21st century air... read more

The 4th at the Fort

Philadelphia, PA
Escape the downtown crowds and celebrate the birth of our nation on an actual Revolutionary War battlefield. Games, guided tours, musket and cannon demonstrations. Reserve a table in our riverfront picnic area.

WWII: Explore the Eastern Front

Philadelphia, PA
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 expe... read more

Open Investigation Evening with NJ Paranormal Investigations

Philadelphia, PA
Enjoy special after-hours access to one of the most haunted sites in America! Bring your own equipment or just your cell phone flashlight & learn tips from our friends at New Jersey Paranormal Investigations. Advance ticke... read more

Fun & (War)Games

Philadelphia, PA
How did the Revolutionary or Civil War soldiers spend the time between battles? Discover period games and pass-times along with game culture of the 21st century including Dungeons and Dragons in an actual dungeon! Special ... read more

WWII: Battle of Britain & Home Front Defenses

Philadelphia, PA
Did you know that Americans supported our British allies before officially entering World War II? Discover American support during the Battle of Britain and the importance of the home front defense.

Private Yankee Doodle Weekend

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

Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA
Enjoy special after-hours access to one of the most haunted sites in America! Bring your own equipment or just your cell phone flashlight & learn tips from experienced investigators who are on hand to assist newcomers. Adv... read more

Candlelight Ghost Tours

Philadelphia, PA
No decorations. No hype. Just you, a few candles, and REAL Ghosts! Experience Fort Mifflin after hours on our popular candlelight walking tour through the site. Tours last approximately 1 hour. Fun activities to pass the t... read more

Sleep with the Ghosts

Philadelphia, PA
Spend the night if you dare! Actual sleep is optional during our overnight paranormal investigation. Explore the buildings, myths & legends behind the fort's permanent residents! Light refreshments provided or BYO. Sleepin... read more

Siege Weekend

Philadelphia, PA
Experience the battle that defined the Fort at our annual flagship event. Battles at 11 AM and 3 PM each day. Guided tours, living history activities and demonstrations, musket drills, black powder demonstrations and MORE!

Black POWDER Friday

Philadelphia, PA
Skip the mall and have a BLAST at Fort Mifflin! Black powder demonstrations all day. Think you have what it takes to fire the cannon?

WWII: Battle of the Bulge

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the beginning of the campaign known as the Battle of the Bulge with exciting tactical demonstrations, living history activities, displays and MORE!
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Past Events

Jeffersonian Dinner: Considering the Story of George Washington's Runaway Slave Ona Judge

Jeffersonian Dinner: Considering the Story of George Washington's Runaway Slave Ona Judge

Philadelphia, PA
Uniquely historic special event. Join our esteemed panel of historical interpreters and special guests to discuss the story of Ona Judge, a slave who fled President Washington’s service during his time in Philadelphia, and consider whether the President should have been rebuked, or even impeached...
Saturday, February 22 2020 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Cannonball Tavern SOLD OUT

Cannonball Tavern SOLD OUT

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 hearty tavern fare. Enjoy tavern games, the warm glow of a cozy fire and the company of civilians and soldiers of ...
Saturday, January 25 2020 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

A Pirate's Holiday at Fort Mifflin

A Pirate's Holiday at Fort Mifflin

Philadelphia, PA
Enjoy a visit from Pirate Santa and a reading of “The Pirate’s 12 Days of Christmas,” make a holiday craft to take home or a greeting card for a local veteran, plus more surprises! 11am to 3pm.
Saturday, December 14 2019 11:00 AM 3:00 PM

World War II - The Battle of St. Vith

World War II - The Battle of 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 H...
Saturday, December 7 2019 10:00 AM 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. Guided tours at NOON and 2 PM
Friday, November 29 2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Siege Weekend

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 demonstrations, musket drills, weapons demonstrations and so much more! Saturday a...
Sat, Nov 9 2019 10:00 AM Sun, Nov 10 2019 4:00 PM

Candlelight Ghost Tours

Candlelight Ghost Tours

Philadelphia, PA
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 approximately every 15 minutes and last approximately 1 hour. Fun activities to pass the time while you wait for your to...
Fri, Oct 11 2019 6:00 PM Thu, Oct 31 2019 8:00 PM

Sleep with the Ghosts - SOLD OUT

Sleep with the Ghosts - SOLD OUT

Philadelphia, PA
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! 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 night...
Sat, Oct 26 2019 7:00 PM Sun, Oct 27 2019 8:00 AM

Open Investigation Evening

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! Bring your own equipment or just your cell phone flashlight & learn tips from...
Saturday, October 5 2019 7:00 PM 11:59 PM

MAKING History Heritage Skills Craft Fair

MAKING History Heritage Skills Craft Fair

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the skills of daily life of centuries past! Meet craftsmen demonstrating blacksmithing, wood carving, spinning and weaving, open hearth cooking, basket making and more! Try your own hand at several seasonal “chores” like candle-making or make a popular toy to take home! 10am to 4pm.
Saturday, August 24 2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Mailing Address

Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads Philadelphia, PA 19153
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