OUR ROLE

The Fort Miles Historical Association (FMHA) seeks to educate visitors and students as to the historical importance of Fort Miles as an important United States defensive fortification during World War II and a lasting legacy to the many Delawareans who sacrificed for their country during that difficult period.

We also seek to present authentic restorations of the Batteries, Barracks and Towers at Fort Miles.  FMHA recently created an Artillery Park to display the types of artillery weapons that were positioned at Fort Miles.

Most importantly, FMHA seeks to honor the men and women who served at Fort Miles and all other service men and women through a Wall of Honor, which is a part of the Fort Miles Museum.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Restored Battery 519 and opened the Fort Miles Museum. The restoration and expansion of the Museum is an ongoing project to be completed over the next 5 years.
Established a Wall of Honor within the Museum to enable family members to honor those who served in the United States military during World War II and other conflicts.
Purchased, refurbished and mounted a 16-inch gun barrel from the Battleship USS Missouri. This signature artillery piece, which was present at the surrender ceremony that ended the fighting in the Pacific Theatre on September 2 1945, is now the featured display of the
Museum’s Artillery Park.

Installed the above mentioned Artillery Park to display 7 of the types of artillery guns that comprised the artillery batteries at Fort Miles. A formal opening will take place in the summer of 2016.

Opened the Art of Fort Miles Gallery at Battery 519 in May 2016.  This Gallery features original art of Howard Schroeder, a nationally recognized Lewes artist who was stationed at Fort Miles. The Gallery is now open for scheduled tours.  Please contact the CHSP Nature Center to register for a tour (302-645-6852).
Refurbished barracks and installed a kitchen/mess hall, which are situated along the walkway leading into Fort Miles.  This restoration work continues.
Utilized a grant from the Longwood Foundation to install a modern restroom facility adjacent to the Artillery Park.  The rest room will open in the summer of 2016.