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Upcoming Events

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

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!

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

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 last approximately 1 hour.

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

WWII - The Battle for St. Vith

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

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 6 2018 7:00 PM 11:59 PM

Horror at the Fort

Horror at the Fort

Philadelphia, PA
The family-friendly daylong event, organized by PARA-X Radio and the “What Are You Afraid Of?” horror and paranormal show, will feature tours of the fort, displays of Victorian mourning customs, Truthseeker Astrology, tarot card readings and paranormal presentations led by PARA-X hosts as well as...
Saturday, October 6 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Heritage Skills & Trades: Daily Life in Centuries Past

Heritage Skills & Trades: Daily Life in Centuries Past

Philadelphia, PA
Explore the skills of daily life in the 18th and 19th centuries! Much of what we purchase from large stores today was produced by hand, at home or by a skilled craftsman, in centuries past. Meet artisans engaged in some of these historic activities and get a glimpse into what daily life might hav...
Saturday, September 15 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Pirate Day

Pirate Day

Philadelphia, PA
Ahoy there! Pirates land at Fort Mifflin! Mayhem and merriment are the order of the day including live music with everyone's favorite pirates - the SEA DOGS! Complete the Scavenger Hunt to earn yer share of the plunder, drill with wooden muskets, talk like a pirate and so much more! Meet the Pira...
Saturday, August 18 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

WWII - Explore the Eastern Front

WWII - 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!
Saturday, July 21 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Civil War Saturday

Civil War Saturday

Philadelphia, PA
Join us as we commemorate the Fort's role as a Federal Prison during the Civil War! Soldier's Life and Medical Programs, Weapons and Cannon demos, Guided Tours and more!  10 AM till 4 PM.
Saturday, July 14 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

French Alliance Weekend

French Alliance Weekend

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a weekend celebrating the French Alliance during the Revolutionary War! Members of the 11th Pennsylvania's Regiment de Gatinois will be on hand all weekend to help us celebrate the alliance between France and the United States! Hear and see why the French are aiding the American Colo...
Sat, Jul 7 2018 10:00 AM Sun, Jul 8 2018 4:00 PM

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

Philadelphia, PA
An “Open Fort” evening! Bring your camera and capture the light of the “Golden Hour” or maybe something unexpected! Enjoy a twilight picnic, participate in a pop-up ghost hunt, check out musket and cannon demonstrations or just explore on your own.
Friday, June 29 2018 5:00 PM 10:00 PM

Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo

Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo

Philadelphia, PA
Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo! Experience all things other-worldly at one of the most haunted locations in the country! Daytime Admission from 10am to 5pm - Enjoy special presentations,lectures and activities plus opportunities to meet experienced paranormal investigation teams, vendors, tours an...
Sat, Jun 23 2018 10:00 AM Sun, Jun 24 2018 3:00 AM

Airplane Day

Airplane Day

Philadelphia, PA
Come answer the question “Why did they build the Fort so close to the Airport?!?” Listen to pilots talk to the control tower, see model airplanes and enjoy “sweet spot” tours atop the walls to discover all the best places to photograph the aircraft.
Saturday, June 9 2018 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Mailing Address

Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads Philadelphia, PA 19153
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