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Upcoming Events

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

Environmental Volunteer Project

Philadelphia, PA
Help us get the Fort in shape for the spring and summer! Projects include trail maintenance, tidal area clean up, landscape projects, light painting. Complimentary admission for all volunteers, otherwise special event admiss… read more

World War II: 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 experi… read more

Mapping the Fort with 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 our visiting colonial surveyor. This special opportunity offers YOU the chanc… read more

Open Investigation Evening with NJ Paranormal Investigations

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! Brin… read more

Mud Island Hot Jazz Lawn Party

Philadelphia, PA
Mud Island Hot Jazz Lawn Party updates our annual Speakeasy FUNdraiser into an expansive indoor/outdoor event! Dust off your dancing shoes and press your party clothes and get ready to travel back in time to the roaring 20’s… read more

JEFFERSONIAN PICNIC: All Men Created Equal?

Philadelphia, PA
Our Jeffersonian Picnic Series invites you to explore some BIG IDEAS based on historic events or documents. BYO picnic and a few friends and enjoy an evening in the historic ambiance of Fort Mifflin. Explore the site, discus… read more

Civil War Saturday

Philadelphia, PA
Explore Fort Mifflin's years as a federal prison as the Mifflin Guard becomes our Garrison for the weekend! Watch the soldiers drill and prepare their camp meals over an open fire. “Enlist” and learn to drill with wooden mus… read more

Cannonball Tavern

Philadelphia, PA
Get your Independence Week celebrations started in style while supporting interpretation and education at a Revolutionary War Battlefield!

The 4th at the Fort

Philadelphia, PA
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

JEFFERSONIAN PICNIC: Continental Congress and the Olive Branch

Philadelphia, PA
Our Jeffersonian Picnic Series invites you to explore some BIG IDEAS based on historic events or documents. BYO picnic and a few friends and enjoy an evening in the historic ambiance of Fort Mifflin. Explore the site, discus… read more

Art En Plein Air

Philadelphia, PA
Art en plein air is about leaving the four walls of your studio (or home!) behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French… read more

"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 … read more
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Past Events

Spring Fling at the Fort

Spring Fling at the Fort

Philadelphia, PA
Get outside and explore the history and environment of Fort Mifflin! Discuss the changing seasons with the visiting 18th century Gentleman Scientist, enjoy guided historic and nature tours, look for animal signs, meet Mary Walker, Civil War surgeon plus more surprises. BYO picnic to enjoy in the ri…
Saturday, April 3 2021 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

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 o…
Sat, Mar 6 2021 7:00 PM Sun, Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM

Woolly Wonders

Woolly Wonders

Philadelphia, PA
Discover the almost magic properties of wool! Learn the steps of processing wool from sheep to shawl, and even spin a piece of wool into yarn on your lap! Learn what happens when you wash wool in hot water then up-cycle an old sweater to create a beautiful and useful pot holder to take home. Worksh…
Saturday, March 6 2021 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Ghost Hunting 101

Ghost Hunting 101

Philadelphia, PA
Now that you’ve watched all the ghost shows, are you curious about what an actual paranormal investigation is like? Here’s your chance to learn the techniques and experience the technology at one of the most haunted locations in the country! Begin with a classroom-style workshop to learn the basics…
Saturday, February 27 2021 11:00 AM 2:00 PM

Colonial Brewing: An Immersive History Experience

Colonial Brewing: An Immersive History Experience

Philadelphia, PA
Join the Regimental Brewmeister for a unique opportunity to experience the art and craft of 18th century brewing. This class will malt the grain, brew the mash over the fire in true 18th century fashion and each participant will take home a growler of the result and necessary equipment to finish th…
Saturday, February 20 2021 11:00 AM 3:30 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 from the Parade Ground to the High Battery. Meet a Revolutionary War or Civil War soldier, or listen to a ghost story! Check out the 2020 Eagle Scout pro…
Saturday, February 13 2021 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

SHOOT! Winter Photography Workshop

SHOOT! Winter Photography Workshop

Philadelphia, PA
Wondering how to get the most out of the new camera you received for the holidays? Are you looking to expand your photography skills? We’ve got you covered! Bring your camera, tripod (we will have some to loan for the event) and accessories and enjoy learning tips and tricks from the pros and then …
Saturday, February 6 2021 3:00 PM 7:00 PM

Exploring the Winter Woods

Exploring 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 23 2021 12:00 PM 4:00 PM

Haunted Holiday Open Investigation Evening

Haunted Holiday Open Investigation Evening

Philadelphia, PA
Ho Ho Haunted Fort Mifflin welcomes our friends from New Jersey Paranormal Investigations and YOU for a haunted holiday Open Investigation Evening. Enjoy investigating the deep dark corners of the Fort, then warm up by the fire with complimentary hot chocolate! Appropriate for both experienced and …
Sat, Dec 5 2020 7:00 PM Sun, Dec 6 2020 12:00 AM

WWII: Battle of the Bulge

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!
Saturday, December 5 2020 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Mailing Address

Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads Philadelphia, PA 19153
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