Hike-in Required
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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Fort Miles Historical Area is located within Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Deleware. It is the remnants of a former military installation, which was converted into an open air museum. It provides a wealth of educational information combined with great views of coastal Delaware.

The buildings and weapons in place around the fort were installed around World War II in an attempt to strengthen the United State's coastal defenses around the Delaware Bay, an important strategic position. The fort was briefly used for research after the war, but it was ultimately turned over to the state of Delaware, parcel by parcel, until 1996.

Throughout the historical area you can see some of the large artillery weapons that were present on the base, with some being able to fire over 25 miles into the Atlantic. These are placed at various positions along the paths, all of which lead to the top of a very large dune that provides great views in every direction of the coast and surrounding dunes.

There are also several guard towers within the vicinity, one of which can be climbed and used as a lookout by guests.

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Parking Pass

State Park Fee


Interesting history. Great views.



Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions


Big vistas
Sand Dunes



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