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Good for history buffs

Take a walk around the earthen ruins of Ft Mitchel and learn why it was built. The walk is less... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Dan S
Hastings, Pennsylvania
Union Army fort

interesting area that has a short trail that shows how a Union Fort was built on the island... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Lori P
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Family of 6 looking for something to do to fill a window of time. We researched it prior to visiting which was very helpful. Highly recommend brushing up on why it’s there and what it’s purpose was. Very interesting and part of the Civil War...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Nice place, some signs with history of the fort, how it was built and the purpose. The original cannons are long gone, but they have a few set on concrete to replicate the one's that were there. The short walk and reading the signs takes...More

1  Thank KansasSwede53
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This area was very quiet. We did not see anyone on the trails. The fort is gone. There are signs that explain a few things. Very pleasant place to walk around or sit. 20-30 minutes was fine for us.

3  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Fort Mitchel (one L) played a key role as the Federals won the Civil War, and we are pleased to see that Fort Mitchel’s history is included in the local education curriculum. Research the history of Fort Mitchel prior to one’s visit. And enjoy fine...More

Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Our freed men heritage is important to HHI. Fort Mitchel is an ideal venue to tell that story. At the moment it is still a work in progress, but worth the visit.

1  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Take a walk around the earthen ruins of Ft Mitchel and learn why it was built. The walk is less than 10-15 minutes

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 19 February 2018

interesting area that has a short trail that shows how a Union Fort was built on the island. Informative signs show the earth works that protected a small Union base. there are a few cannons.

1  Thank Lori P
Reviewed 25 January 2018

After learning about Fort Mitchel, we decided to check it out. There is a large parking area, some nice panels that explain the historic significance of the site, and the site itself that is across the road from the parking area and panels. The site...More

Thank Buckeye_boy_614
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The remains of this earthenwork-type fort are very well maintined and in a clean, safe neighborhood. There is a restaurant that shares the parking lot with the historic site, and so ample parking is certainly available. The pathways through the site are well-maintained with very...More

Thank 4_the_love_of_it
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The history lesson you get from this small " historical park are" is amazing. If you are a civil war or history buff or just like finding something new. This is the place. Doesnt take much time to go through and the nearby restaurant balcony...More

Thank Diane M
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