Delaware June 12, 2018
Stay Overnight At An Old WWII Fort Right Here In Delaware
Delaware is full of history, and much of it is on display! You can step back in time with a meal at
Jessop’s Tavern, sail the Kalmar Nyckel, or even walk along the Mason-Dixon Line. Though Delawareans are not new to historic adventures, nothing can ever quite live up to camping at Cape Henlopen State Park, where you’ll be sleeping amongst the spirits of American soldiers who were once stationed at this abandoned World War II fort.
The campground is located right next to Fort Miles Historic Area - so you'll be sleeping on sand that was home to American heroes.
Set up your tent and load your fire ring up, because you're in for an overnight you will remember forever.
There's nothing quite like a camping trip in Delaware, and camping at Cape Henlopen State Park offers one of the most unique experience you can ever have - camping at an abandoned World War II Fort.
You'll know you've found the best kept camping secret around when you can spot a World War II fire control tower from your campsite.
During the day, walk a few feet over to Fort Miles and feel like you've stepped back in time.
Here, you'll find abandoned barracks where American soldiers waited to spring into action against Germany, should the need arise.
Today, you can tour the one of the abandoned batteries on the site and see what it looked like in the 1940s.
You're also welcome to climb up to the top of the fire control and observation tower, where soldiers kept an eye on the seas. Their nights were certainly not as relaxing as camping at Cape Henlopen.
The view from the top is breathtaking, and with a little imagination, you'll see right into the past.
As the sun goes down, you'll truly feel the spirit of these sands that once helped guard our precious American coast from the threat of fascism.
There’s nothing quite like camping here. To book your site and arrange a tour of Battery 519,
visit the Delaware State Parks website here.