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For Your Next Event

Special EventsAn event at Fort Mifflin with the Revolutionary War cannon in the foreground

Have a BLAST when you rent Fort Mifflin for your special event!  Fort Mifflin is one of the most unique spaces in Philadelphia and has played host to a variety of private events and programs, including weddings, corporate events, charity fundraisers, and more.  Fort Mifflin is well-suited for corporate, team-building or social events with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that allow you to create a memorable experience for your guests.

Make your event historic with cannon blasts, interpretive guides in period attire, weapons demonstrations, ghost tours and more. We are happy to work with you to handle all the details to assure a “historic” day for you and your guests.


The Fort features a diverse array of indoor and outdoor spaces to suite your needs. Our Casemates (bombproof shelters) can be transformed into a wine cellar or Speakeasy-style space.  Other rental options available during regular operating hours include use of the Hospital Building or Bunk Room for meetings or private functions and use of the Picnic Area for your group.  Many working fire places. Riverfront picnic area.

Rates begin at $1,900 for after-hours rental of the site, with lots of creative options to make your event totally unique – including the opportunity to fire the cannon!

Please schedule a meeting to explore the possibilities for your special event. Contact us at 215-685-4167, or [email protected].





Birthday Parties

Want to give your child a Birthday Party he or she will never forget?  What better place than a Revolutionary War fortress?  Fort Mifflin offers a unique selection of party themes!

General Information:

Available Saturdays and Sundays during regular public hours (10 AM-4 PM), subject to availability.

Includes the following:

Choice of party theme:

  • Revolutionary War: become part of the garrison of the Fort that Saved America
  • Civil War: have your party in a real Civil War prison
  • Pirate (P-AAARRGH-TY): bring your mates for a swashbuckling good time
  • Ghosts of Fort Mifflin (Happy BOO-thday!): Scare your guests with a tour & stories of the haunted Fort Mifflin

A tour guide dressed in your selected theme will lead a guided tour for your party group, exploring the Fort’s 183 year history and cannon demonstration.

Use of a Party Room (choice of the Hospital or the Bake Oven) or our Riverside Picnic Area for 2.5 hours (plus 1 hour for set up/clean up – must be wrapped up by 4:00pm)

A Fort Mifflin Themed Gift for the Birthday Celebrant

Cost: $300 for up to 25 guests. Additional guests are $10 each.


Book Today

For more information or to book a special event, such as a birthday party package, wedding or fund-raiser, please call the office at 215-685-4167.