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Welcome!

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

Recent Posts

NEW WORLD WAR II FILM & LECTURE SERIES ANNOUNCED

January Film & Lecture, Pearl Harbor, Draws Packed House
The Fort Miles Museum […]

HAPPENINGS FEBRUARY AND MARCH

THE FMHA “Museum Happenings” is published monthly to keep you […]

WAR OVER THE ATLANTIC

Saturday, February 25 • 10am – 3pm

Fort Miles Museum | […]

FMHA SALUTES DEPARTED VETERANS

FMHA wishes to salute and extend our sympathies to the […]

FORT MILES MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

February 25, 10AM – 3PM

FMHA will host additional Open Houses […]

DANIEL B LYONS III (1931 – 2016)

FMHA was saddened by the death of Dan Lyons, a […]