World War II: Explore the Eastern Front

Date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Fort Mifflin on the Delaware 6400 Hog Island Road
Philadelphia, PA 19153
United States

Take a cultural tour of Europe as you visit with soldiers from armies along the Eastern Front of World War II including German, Italian and Russian forces.

Learn the similarities and differences in their arms during weapons demonstrations, test your strength and accuracy at the Stick Grenade Toss (Saturday, 3 PM) and interact with event participants as you complete the scavenger hunt and perhaps even learn a few words in the languages of our visiting armies! Enjoy guided tours (noon and 2 PM.)

Tactical demonstrations will be viewed from atop the Fort walls at 1:30 PM each day. Did you know that Fort Mifflin was pressed into service during World War II as a site for anti-aircraft batteries defending the nearby Naval Ammunition Depot and League Island Navy Yard?

Explore this “hidden gem” of Philadelphia history and enjoy a culturally rich day right on the Delaware River.

Riverfront picnic area. FREE PARKING. “Join the garrison” on Saturday & Sunday July 22 & 23 from 10 AM till 4 PM.

Event Admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for Veterans or students under 12.

Purchase online at www.FortMifflin.us or at the door (cash preferred.) We are proud to be a Blue Star Museum offering complimentary admission to active duty military and active duty families. Thank you for your service! (ID required)

Categories
Event Type: 
Educational Events
Topic: 
History and Preservation