“The Fort that saved America” can save your weekend
Come join friends and neighbors at historic Fort Mifflin’s outdoor spaces Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. “Take a break and change your scenery by enjoying ours!” was the invitation issued today by Ft. Mifflin director Elizabeth Beatty.
“Social distancing will be required, and wearing face masks is strongly advised,” she said.
Visitors will be able to pay their admission in their vehicles at the site entrance. Or, they may pay in advance online at fortmifflin.ticketleap.com/outdoor-reopening. Parking of course is free.
Enjoy exploring the sprawling 40-acre location which includes the beach along the Delaware River, the Parade Ground and Water Battery. Anticipating a comfortable weekend in the 70s, walkers will be able to take in the impressive City skyline view from the top of the walls. “You can take a little trek out to the High Battery, constructed in the mid-1900,” suggested Beatty. Bring your camera or binoculars for closeups on great egrets and other herons, and the swooping swallows.
A good way to celebrate First Responders Week would be to sponsor the firing of a Ft. Mifflin cannon “Nothing says ‘you’re awesome’ to health care and other front line workers than a booming cannon shot,” offered Beatty.
Going forward, the outdoor areas of the historic site will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Up to date information will be posted 24 hours in advance on the website (www.FortMifflin.us) and Facebook page, @OfficialFortMifflinInfo