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 (exploring history through the paranormal).
 
 
Contact Info
GPS Address: 6400 Hog Island Rds., Philadelphia, PA 19153. Philadelphia County. 
 
Tel: 215-685-4167.
 
 
 
Hrs: Group and school tours daily by appt. Public hours - Wed.-Sun. 10AM-4PM.
 
SCHOOLS
Interactive educational tours & programs at Fort Mifflin teach students about a variety of topics related to the American Revolutionary War and Civil War. 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 (exploring history through the paranormal.) Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: Office, 215-685-4167. 
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 20+
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. 
 
Cost: $6-8 per person. Please call for details.  
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American history, Civil War, American Revolution, military history, U.S. government.
 
SCOUTS
Scout programs (day trip or overnight camping) include the opportunity to raise and lower the Fort Mifflin flag, guided tour, uniform, weapons and cannon demonstrations and a scavenger hunt to complete individually or in small groups. Add-on education programs satisfy some requirements for American Heritage, Aviation and Music badges/belt loops. Camping program includes the opportunity to sleep in the 18th century barracks or casemates or bring your tents if you prefer. Complete your camping trip with optional breakfast service or Ghost Tour. Learn more at www.FortMifflin.us/our-programs/scouting-programs.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Office, 215-685-4167, FortMifflinInfo@gmail.com.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 20-25+.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. 
 
Cost: $15 - $35 per person. Please call for details.  
 
Topics Covered: American history, Civil War, American Revolution, military history, U.S. government, aviation.
 
HOMESCHOOL 
Bring your homeschool social studies curriculum to life with interactive programs at Fort Mifflin. Homeschoolers will learn about various aspects of the Civil War and American Revolution in Soldier Life programs and with special primary source activities. Programs can accommodate wide age range. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: Office, 215-685-4167, FortMifflinInfo@gmail.com
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 20+.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. 
 
Cost: $6 - 15 per person. Please call for details.  
 
Topics Covered: American history, Civil War, American Revolution, military history, U.S. government.

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