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The Fort Miles Historical Association (FMHA) was formed in 2003 and works in partnership with Delaware State Parks. Initially FMHA volunteers undertook the task of refurbishing and reopening the Fort Miles Historical Area located within Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware.

Over the past several years, the FMHA Board of Directors and a dedicated group of FMHA member-volunteers have refurbished Battery 519 at Fort Miles and opened The Fort Miles Museum.  FMHA will continue this effort over the next three to five years, along with a variety of other refurbishment projects to establish a truly world class World War II Museum at Fort Miles.  Upon completion this facility will be the best museum in the United States located at an authentic World War II Army base.

Thus the current focus of FMHA is to continually expand and enhance the types of displays and materials on view at the museum.  In doing so we seek to honor the men and women who served at Fort Miles and the thousands of Delawareans who served their country during World War II.

Please explore our website to:

  • Gain knowledge regarding the history of Fort Miles
  • Gain an appreciation of our accomplishments and current projects
  • Gain an understanding of the types volunteer opportunities which are open to all members of FMHA and critical to our future success
  • Gain an understanding of our fundraising efforts and ways you can assist with these efforts
Thanks to Kevin Fleming and Bryan Applegate for the use of their great photographs of Fort Miles

Fort Miles Museum will open every Sunday, 11AM – 3PM

Battery 519 tours will start at 11AM, Noon and 1PM. Purchase tour tickets in the Museum Gift Shop. Tours assemble at the gunpad for the Missouri gun.
Artists’ works from The Art of Fort Miles Gallery featuring Howard Schroeder and the new Battery 519 Artist’s Gallery are now on the website. Click (here) to to view just some of the art that is on display in these galleries.

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