Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

Experience history with your students, Scouts, or homeschool group and interact with living history interpreters during engaging tours and education programs. Enter 1777 or 1863 and share the hardships and challenges of a Revolutionary or Civil War soldier. Explore historic buildings and bombproof shelters dating to the 18th century. Enjoy the weapons demonstration and wrap up your trip with a BLAST from the cannon.
Education programs include Revolutionary War or Civil War Soldier Life; Blood, Sweat & Tears: Civil War Medicine; Stars & Stripes: The History of our Flag; and Spirit of History.
Contact Info
Address: Fort Mifflin & Hog Island Rds., Philadelphia, PA 19153. Philadelphia County.
Tel: 215-685-4167.
Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-4PM, Mon.-Tues. By chance or appointment.
Campers can learn about Fort Mifflin and life for soldiers during the American Revolution and the Civil War. Other opportunities include the weapons and cannon demonstration, and time for groups to explore the Fort on their own. Programs can accommodate a wide age range.
Contact Info
Phone: 215-685-4167.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 20, max. 200.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Campers to Staff: flexible
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Indoor & outdoor seating.
Cost: Fee.

Living History Centers Fun Facts

American breakfast wasn’t always bacon, eggs, and orange juice. In colonial times, the typical child would eat a breakfast of cornmeal mush that had been cooked all night over embers.

Campers will have fun learning about the seasonal tasks and the way of life at colonial interpretive farms, villages and forts. Many have costumed guides who campers can observe to learn how children and adults lived. Many offer hands on activities such as candle making, ice-cream making, churning butter, quilting and more.

Campers can record how long various tasks took, and compare them to how long these tasks take to complete today.