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Upcoming Events

Fort Mifflin

Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA EST
Open our 2024 program season and join us for the first ticketed paranormal investigation of the year! Bring your own equipment or just your cell phone flashlight & learn tips and investigation techniques from our friends fro… 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

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

Private Yankee Doodle Weekend

Philadelphia, PA EST
The American Revolution comes to life at the gateway to Independence Week! 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 P… read more

The 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 such a muddy piece of land. Merriment and mischief, hands on activities, scavenger hunt, tours and we… read more
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Past Events

Black POWDER Friday

Black POWDER Friday

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 24 2023 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Open Investigation Evening

Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA
Usher in the haunting season with 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 and investigation techniques from our friends from Doorways to the Past, who will be on hand to assist newcomers…
Sat, Nov 4 2023 7:00 PM Sun, Nov 5 2023 12:00 AM

Siege Weekend 2023

Siege Weekend 2023

Philadelphia, PA
Fort Mifflin’s Flagship Event! Commemorate the 246th 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. Visit with demonstrators, play with 18th century toys…
Sat, Nov 11 2023 10:00 AM Sun, Nov 12 2023 4:00 PM

Winter Encampment

Winter Encampment

Philadelphia, PA
Discover the hardships of wintertime in General Washington’s army when you “join the troops” and send 2023 out with a BLAST at Fort Mifflin’s annual Winter Encampment. Step inside a “wedge tent” (weather permitting) to experience for yourself the accommodations afforded soldiers encamped at Valley …
Saturday, December 30 2023 11:00 AM 3:00 PM

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 21 2023 7:00 PM Sun, Oct 22 2023 8:00 AM

Haunted Holiday Open Investigation

Haunted Holiday Open Investigation

Philadelphia, PA
Ho Ho Haunted Fort Mifflin invites you to party with our 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 9 2023 7:00 PM Sun, Dec 10 2023 12:00 AM

Candlelight Ghost Tours 2023

Candlelight Ghost Tours 2023

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…
Sat, Oct 7 2023 7:00 PM Sun, Oct 29 2023 10:00 PM

Cast Iron Chef and Home Apothecary

Cast Iron Chef and Home Apothecary

Philadelphia, PA
Get your hands on history at this uniquely immersive 18th century foodways event! "Apprentice" in the kitchen or the apothecary 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 instructor…
Saturday, January 20 2024 11:00 AM 6:00 PM

CANCELED Family Fire Pit Festival

CANCELED Family Fire Pit Festival

Philadelphia, PA
Due to the weather forecast on top of a week where we have experienced some tidal flooding, this event has been canceled. You never know what you might experience around one of Fort Mifflin's fire pits or fireplaces! Meet a Revolutionary War or Civil War soldier, listen to a ghost story or cozy up…
Saturday, February 17 2024 11:00 AM 3:00 PM

Family Ghost Hunt SOLD OUT

Family Ghost Hunt SOLD OUT

Philadelphia, PA
Be a real ghost hunter! Bring your family to explore the haunted history of Fort Mifflin and learn the basics of paranormal investigation under the guidance of the team from SPIRT of PA. Discover our most famous hot spots, learn the ins and outs of equipment and technology used in investigations an…
Sunday, November 19 2023 5:00 PM 9:00 PM

Mailing Address

Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads Philadelphia, PA 19153
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