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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

Recent Posts

MODERN FACILITIES OPENED

July 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Mike Dunkes on the left, representing FMHA & Paul Faircloth […]

BATTERY 519 TOURS AVAILABLE

June 27th, 2016|0 Comments

The highlight of a visit to the Fort Miles Historic […]

GIFT SHOP OFFERS FMHA APPAREL

June 14th, 2016|0 Comments

While visiting Fort Miles, be sure to check out the […]

TIME LAPSE VIDEOS OF THE ASSEMBLY

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Below are time lapse videos of the assembly of the […]

MISSOURI BARREL ASSEMBLY COMPLETED

June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

At about 4 p.m. June 1, 2016, the Missouri barrel […]

FORT MILES ART GALLERY OPENS

May 31st, 2016|0 Comments

On May 14, 2016, John Schroeder cut the ribbon to […]