- Historic Sites
Fort Mifflin On The Delaware
Originally built in 1771 and continuously used by the U.S. Army until 1952, Fort Mifflin is one of the most unique tourism destinations in existence. During the Revolutionary War the garrison at Fort Mifflin was ordered by General George Washington to hold off the British Navy so the Continental Army could make its way to their winter encampment at Valley Forge. Washington wrote that the defense of the Delaware River was “of the utmost importance to America.” Today, visitors can tour Fort Mifflin’s 14 authentic restored buildings and walk among some of the most beautiful flora and fauna along the Delaware River.