Fort Miles

History Lives on at Fort Miles

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The years I spent in the U.S. Air Force were some of the best and most interesting of my life. They also built experiences that help me connect with so many folks who are moving to Delaware following careers in the military. I think most of us follow current events like those taking place in Ukraine and other areas where there are conflicts [...]

Feeling Hemmed In? Nature is a Lot Closer Than You Might Realize!

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Whether youve lived in the Delaware coastal region for a long time or have recently moved here, you might find yourself adapting one of Charles Dickens most famous lines as you sit in traffic watching beautiful farmland transformed into more housing, thinking . . [...]

Big Guns come to Lewes

The Fort Miles Historical Association is bringing the USS Missouris 67-foot gun to the proposed Fort Miles Military Museum in Cape Henlopen State Park. This is a 250-ton cannon that is travelling from Norfolk, Virginia, to Lewes, Delaware, passing through Georgetown on April 16th. The official unveiling will take place on April 28th at 1 [...]

Before Cape Henlopen State Park

Do you know the history of Cape Henlopen State Park? It's one of my favorite places to walk or take a bike ride, so I decided to brush up on my local history. Before it was Cape Henlopen State Park, this strategic location in Lewes, Delaware, was Fort Miles. A critical component of this country's defense in World War II, Fort Miles [...]