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Welcome to Fort Miles, the official website of the Harbor Defenses of the Delaware Living History Association, which includes the 261st Coast Artillery and 1252nd Service Command Support Unit.  Built in 1941, the massive coastal fortification was designed to defend assets along the Delaware River and Bay such as oil refineries and factories, as well as the city of Philadelphia during the Second World War.  It was one of the largest and most heavily armed coastal fortifications ever built, and it was home to some of the finest cosmoliners on the east coast of the United States.

Today Delaware State Parks is working to restore a portion of that facility so that visitors may experience what took place here.

Our website is currently undergoing a major re-construction.

While we're working, parts of the website will be changing.  Old links will no longer work (if pages are directly linked to the previous version, those links will no longer function).  

Thank you for being patient as we spruce up.  Our events page is functional with a new interactive calendar, so you'll still be able to follow our events!  

Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on the contact page. Webmaster