One Of The Last WWII Forts Is Right Here In Delaware And It’s So Worth A Visit

Delaware is a seriously underrated state. While most of America laughs at their lame “dela-where?” jokes, we can sit here and take pride in the fact that without the First State, the country could be in pretty bad shape. During World War II, Cape Henlopen was an incredibly important part of America’s homeland defense strategy, and Fort Miles helped protect the ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington. Today, you can visit this preserved World War II Fort in one of our favorite state parks.

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You can visit Fort Miles Historic Area at Cape Henlopen State Park from 8 a.m. to sunset, year round. The address for the park is 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958, and the Fort is just a short walk from the parking area, along the marked bike trail.

For tour reservations and to learn more about visiting Fort Miles, click here. Be sure to make time to see this historic World War II fort in Delaware next time you’re at the beach!