Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area

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Located within the Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, DE. 19958


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Originally, Fort Miles was an Army facility built to defend the region’s coastline and protect ships from enemy German fire in the Delaware Bay. The Fort Miles Museum’s impressive artifact collection allows guests to learn the ways in which past generations employed state-of-the-art technology to protect our country.

Operating Hours

The state park is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset. COVID restrictions are still in place as of this writing (03/17/2021). This means that any indoor areas within the state parks are still closed, including the museum at this location; however, all of the outdoor artillery is still available for viewing.

Operating Hours once COVID restrictions have been lifted:

Memorial Day through September 13: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

September 14 – November 17: Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

November 18 – March: open for tours on select dates, call for details

March 19 – Memorial Day: Friday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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