Pennsylvania

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

 
Experience history with your students, Scouts, or homeschool group and interact with living history interpreters during engaging tours and education programs. Enter 1777 or 1863 and share the hardships and challenges of a Revolutionary or Civil War soldier. Explore historic buildings and bombproof shelters dating to the 18th century. Enjoy the weapons demonstration and wrap up your trip with a BLAST from the cannon.
 
Education programs include Revolutionary War or Civil War Soldier Life; Blood, Sweat & Tears: Civil War Medicine; Stars & Stripes: The History of our Flag; and Spirit of History.
 
Contact Info
Address: Fort Mifflin & Hog Island Rds., Philadelphia, PA 19153. Philadelphia County.
Tel: 215-685-4167.
Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-4PM, Mon.-Tues. By chance or appointment.
 
SCHOOL
Field trips include a guided tour, a uniform and weapons demonstration, and one of several themed education programs. Choose from A Soldier’s Story, exploring life and conditions in the army during the American Revolution or Civil War; Civil War Medicine highlighting 19th century military medicine; and Spirit of History, which explores the history of the Fort though the lens of paranormal activity including an overview of equipment and techniques used by paranormal investigators. Groups may then extend their visit with self-guided exploration.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 215-685-4167.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American history, American Revolution, Civil War, military history, U.S. government.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 20, max. 200.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: flexible
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Indoor & outdoor seating.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout programs include a flag ceremony, guided tour, uniform, weapons and cannon demonstrations and age appropriate scavenger hunt. Optional add-on programs include Revolutionary or Civil War Soldier Life, or schedule a Ghost Tour if you dare! Scouts may camp in their own tents or enjoy heated and air conditioned accommodations in the Soldiers Barracks or bunk in the spooky ambiance in the Casemates. Optional breakfast available.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 215-685-4167.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American history, American Revolution, Civil War, military history, U.S. government.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 25, max. 75.
Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: flexible
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Indoor & outdoor seating.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Bring your homeschool social studies curriculum to life with interactive programs at Fort Mifflin. Homeschoolers can learn about various aspects of the Civil War and American Revolution in Soldier Life programs and with special primary source activities.  Programs can accommodate a wide age range.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 215-685-4167.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American history, American Revolution, Civil War, military history, U.S. government.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 20, max. 75
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: flexible
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Indoor & outdoor seating.
Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue