Delaware Goes to War at Cape Henlopen park

The Fort Miles Historical Association and Cape Henlopen State Park will host the annual Delaware Goes to War Re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

About 100 living historians in World War II uniforms will have period gear and drive in vintage vehicles. A World War II searchlight will be demonstrated, as well as artillery loading and firing at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Participants will re-enact the 1945 surrender of the crew of a German U-boat at Fort Miles. Speakers will talk about the Civil Air Patrol and Fort DuPont during World War II.

Tours of Battery 519 will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at a reduced price of $3. Docents will answer questions and provide information about how the big guns at Fort Miles targeted enemy surface ships. Visitors will have the opportunity to “fire” a 12-inch gun.

The band WWTunes will perform in the orientation building at 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., playing music from the 1930s and ’40s. At 3 p.m., a Wall of Honor Ceremony will be held in Battery 519.

Food and drinks will be for sale. Park entrance fees will be in effect. For more information, call (302) 645-6852.