Flying Destinations
Send this page to a friend!  Email:  Send


  
  (click image to enlarge)
   Zoom 
Camp Miles Coastal Defense Fortress and Guns
Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area

Land at Eagle Crest and take an inexpensive taxi to historic Camp Miles, DE

Lying amidst rolling sand dunes, on a high bank overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is the Fort Miles Historical Area, home of the Fort Miles Museum.  The central features of the museum include Battery 519, six barracks buildings, a fire control tower, an orientation building, and the Fort Miles Artillery Park. The museum tells the story of Fort Miles, a key piece of our nation's coastal defense, from World War II through the early 1970’s. 

The history of Fort Miles exemplifies America’s call to action to stem the tide of war against German invasions along the Atlantic Seaboard that, at the onset of World War II, appeared virtually unstoppable. The gun batteries of Fort Miles, secret state-of-the-art installations built within the massive sand dunes of Cape Henlopen, were designed to defend against the powerful German navy.

With more than 2,500 soldiers stationed on high alert, the heavy guns, mine fields and searchlights of Fort Miles defended the vital trade centers of Wilmington, Philadelphia, and beyond. As America moved into the cold war, the role of Fort Miles shifted to highly classified missions defending against the threat of Soviet submarine operations off our coastline.

Fort Miles is a special place for history enthusiasts, veterans, families, or anyone interested in learning about Delaware stories, Delaware heroes and Delaware’s role in WWII. Take a guided tour, enjoy an interpretive program, visit the art gallery, take in a special event, and celebrate the "greatest generation" in our nation's history.

The Fort Miles Museum
Museum exhibits and artifacts within Battery 519, a 15,000-square-foot fortified underground chamber, bring to life Delaware’s wartime stories of submarine encounters and surrender, daring actions of civilian pilots, and hometown heroes who sacrificed for our freedom. The Museum’s collection of armaments provides visitors a unique opportunity to experience first-hand how state-of-the-art technology from an earlier day was used to defend the homeland.

The grounds of the Museum  are open 8 a.m. to sunset daily. The Museum Orientation Building is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 3 – June 10 and Tuesday through Saturday June 13 – September 9.

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight
Rating You must login to view or submit ratings. Click here to get a free login!
Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Miles
Phone Number (302) 644-5007
Categories Campsites,Museums,Fishing,
Hiking
Distance from
Home Airport
(home airport not set in profile)
Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (429 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Recommended Airport
Name DE25-EAGLE CREST-HUDSON
Distance Transportation Available, distance unknown
Open to the Public? No
Longest Runway 14/32 - 3500 x 100 feet, Turf, in Unknown condition
Control Tower No
  Other Nearby Airports
There are 23 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    DE23   OCKEL FARMS    6.1 nm at 255 degrees   (Private)
     View    GED   SUSSEX COUNTY    7.9 nm at 228 degrees   (Public)
     View    DE49   JOSEPHS    10.1 nm at 214 degrees   (Private)
     View    DE14   HUEY    14.2 nm at 262 degrees   (Private)
     View    DE21   WEST PVT    15.9 nm at 168 degrees   (Private)
     View    DE17   SUGAR HILL    16.4 nm at 270 degrees   (Private)
     View    2DE2   WILLAVIEW    16.5 nm at 287 degrees   (Private)
     View    D74   CHORMAN    18.3 nm at 284 degrees   (Public)
     View    DE27   WARRINGTON FIELD    19.0 nm at 172 degrees   (Private)
     View    0N6   HENDERSON AVIATION    20.0 nm at 315 degrees   (Public)
     View    4MD3   CAREY FIELD    20.5 nm at 170 degrees   (Private)
     View    WWD   CAPE MAY COUNTY    20.6 nm at 47 degrees   (Public)
     View    DE09   JOHNSONS    21.2 nm at 326 degrees   (Private)
     View    DE32   BELFAIR    21.5 nm at 304 degrees   (Private)
     View    6MD8   WHITE'S AIRSTRIP    21.5 nm at 202 degrees   (Private)
     View    DE00   DOYLE'S    21.7 nm at 313 degrees   (Private)
     View    9MD9   G W FARM    21.8 nm at 282 degrees   (Private)
     View    N06   LAUREL    22.0 nm at 230 degrees   (Public)
     View    JY04   PARAMOUNT AIR    23.0 nm at 41 degrees   (Private)
     View    DOV   DOVER AFB    23.8 nm at 333 degrees   (Military)
     View    DE15   PEVEY    23.9 nm at 246 degrees   (Private)
     View    00MD   SLATER FLD    24.4 nm at 267 degrees   (Private)
     View    4MD1   BUNTING'S FIELD    24.5 nm at 180 degrees   (Private)
  Other Nearby Destinations
There are over 100 destinations within 100 nautical miles of this location, only showing the first 100   Increase Range
     View    Lighthouse Landing      7.8 nm at 228 degrees
     View    Sussex County Airport, Delaware      7.8 nm at 228 degrees
     View    Arena's at the Airport      7.9 nm at 228 degrees
     View    Cape Henelopen State Park Public Beach, DE      7.9 nm at 228 degrees
     View    WW II Watchtowers on Delaware Beaches      7.9 nm at 228 degrees
     View    Annual SCRAPPLE Festival, 2nd week of October in Delaware      16.4 nm at 270 degrees
     View    Killens Pond State Park      19.9 nm at 315 degrees
     View    Antino's Cornerstone Cafe      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Battery 223 - Massive Beach Fort from WW II on Cape May      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Cape May Brewing Company on the Airport (BEER)      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Cape May Lighthouse from the Sky!      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Congress Hall      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    East Coast Parasailing      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Flight Deck Diner      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Forgotten Warriors Museum -Vietnam War      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Hangar Cafe' in the Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Lobster House      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Sunset Beach Flag Ceremony      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Sunset Pavillion of Cape May Beach      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    The Grille on Sunset Beach      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Theresa's Bunker - Militaria Shop      20.6 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Trap Pond State Park      22.0 nm at 230 degrees
     View    Over Dover! See the massive C-5 Galaxy from above!      23.8 nm at 333 degrees
     View    Aircraft Boneyard/Used Parts/Junkyard      26.3 nm at 322 degrees
     View    Dover International Speedway from the Air!      28.1 nm at 335 degrees
     View    Assateague State Beach      28.4 nm at 170 degrees
     View    Beach Departure for magnificent views      28.4 nm at 170 degrees
     View    Beaches of Ocean City, Maryland      28.4 nm at 170 degrees
     View    Caruso Pizza on Ocean City Beach Boardwalk      28.4 nm at 170 degrees
     View    Frontier Town Adventure Park      28.4 nm at 170 degrees
     View    Ocean City Beach Parking      28.4 nm at 170 degrees
     View    Ocean City Golf Course      28.4 nm at 170 degrees
     View    Antony's Pizza      31.5 nm at 328 degrees
     View    Delicioso's Restaurant near 33N, Delaware Airpark      31.5 nm at 328 degrees
     View    Dover AFB Air Mobility Command Museum      31.5 nm at 328 degrees
     View    Grotto's Pizza of Dover, DE      31.5 nm at 328 degrees
     View    Antino's Cornerstone Grille & Caterers      36.3 nm at 12 degrees
     View    Flight Line Restaurant      36.3 nm at 12 degrees
     View    Millville Army Airfield Museum      36.3 nm at 12 degrees
     View    Milville Army Air Field Museum      36.3 nm at 12 degrees
     View    N.J. Motorsports Park at Millville Airport      36.3 nm at 12 degrees
     View    Verna's Flight Line Restaurant; P-47 theme      36.3 nm at 12 degrees
     View    Wyble Historic Research Library      36.3 nm at 12 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      39.1 nm at 273 degrees
     View    Sugar Buns Airport Cafe      39.1 nm at 273 degrees
     View    Dorchester Triangles      39.4 nm at 241 degrees
     View    Kay's At The Airport      39.9 nm at 249 degrees
     View    Signature Cafe and Kay's Airport Restruant      39.9 nm at 249 degrees
     View    Friendly Grassroots Museum      41.0 nm at 320 degrees
     View    Massey Aerodrome Museum      41.0 nm at 320 degrees
     View    Airport Diner      41.3 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Cranky Crab Shop      41.3 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Hamburger Construction Company      41.3 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Jilly's Fries      41.3 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Lucy the Elephant from the Air      41.3 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Ocean City Beaches and Boardwalk      41.3 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Primavera Pizza on the Boardwalk      41.3 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Spadafora's Seafood of Ocean City, NJ      41.3 nm at 45 degrees
     View    Middletown Family Restaurant      50.2 nm at 333 degrees
     View    Atlantic City Hilton      50.2 nm at 46 degrees
     View    Tropicana Casino and Resort      50.4 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino      50.8 nm at 47 degrees
     View    Historic Smithville Village, NJ      51.0 nm at 37 degrees
     View    Carini's Pizza near the Bay Bridge Airport, MD      52.6 nm at 284 degrees
     View    Hemmingway's Restaurant      52.6 nm at 284 degrees
     View    Kent Island Depot (General Store with good food)      52.6 nm at 284 degrees
     View    Stevensville CRAB SHACK at Bay Bridge Arpt.      52.6 nm at 284 degrees
     View    Velaro Station for Food (if everything else is closed) W29 Bay Bridge, MD      52.6 nm at 284 degrees
     View    Kentmorr Airport and Restaurant      53.2 nm at 280 degrees
     View    Kentmorr Restaurant & Crabhouse      53.2 nm at 280 degrees
     View    Dave's Tiki Bar on the Beach, Kentmorr, MD      53.3 nm at 280 degrees
     View    Kent Island Golf Vacation Home near 3W3      53.3 nm at 280 degrees
     View    BIG CITY CAB at Crisfield Airport      53.4 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Circle-Inn Restaurant of Crisfield      53.4 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Great FBO for touring the town or flying to Tangier Island      53.4 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Tangier Island Cruises of Crisfield, MD (W41)      53.4 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, MD      54.7 nm at 284 degrees
     View    Chesapeake and Delaware Canal      56.3 nm at 328 degrees
     View    Claremont Airport, previously Cecil Field      56.3 nm at 328 degrees
     View    Fort Delaware from the Sky - Massive Civil War Fort on the Island      56.9 nm at 342 degrees
     View    US Naval Academy      59.8 nm at 282 degrees
     View    Fort McHenry      63.0 nm at 298 degrees
     View    US Gov Heli-stat spy blimp      63.0 nm at 298 degrees
     View    Edgewater Seafood House of Annapolis      63.2 nm at 280 degrees
     View    John Paul Jones Crypt, aerial tour of Annapolis      63.2 nm at 280 degrees
     View    Ledo's Pizza of Annapolis, Maryland      63.2 nm at 280 degrees
     View    Carson's Creekside Restaurant & Lounge (KMTN)      64.1 nm at 301 degrees
     View    Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum (KMTN)      64.1 nm at 301 degrees
     View    Patuxent River Naval Air Station Museum      65.1 nm at 243 degrees
     View    Beautiful Beaches of Tangier Island, VA.      67.5 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Crab Shack Gift Shop, Tangier Island      67.5 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Daley and Son Grocery Store of Tangier Island      67.5 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Fisherman's Corner, Tangier Island      67.5 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Four Brother's Crab Shack of Tangier Island      67.5 nm at 212 degrees
     View    High Tide Gift Shop, Tangier Island      67.5 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Island Treasures of Tangier Island      67.5 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Jimmy's Gift Shop of Tangier Island      67.5 nm at 212 degrees
     View    Lorraine's Seafood and Crab of Tangier Island      67.5 nm at 212 degrees
  

Comments on this Destination...
     You must login to view or submit comments. Click here to get a free login!

   
Copyright 2008 Adventure Pilot, LLC   Terms Of Use  Privacy Statement
>