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Sally port through the eastern wall and entrance to the casemates inside the Northeastern Bastion. The Arsenal is on the right.

Sally port through the eastern wall and entrance to the casemates inside the Northeastern Bastion. The Arsenal is on the right.

The gate through the eastern wall on the right, with the smaller entrance on the left that leads to the casemates inside of the Northeast Bastion. The base of the flagpole is made of marble and dates back to 1798.

The gate through the eastern wall on the right, with the smaller entrance on the left that leads to the casemates inside of the Northeast Bastion. The base of the flagpole is made of marble and dates back to 1798.

Overlooking the parade grounds on an upper battery, one can see the Philly skyline and the Girard Point Bridge over the Schuylkill River, a great vantage point strategically while viewing the Delaware River as well. The Quartermaster's Building (l) and the Arsenal on the right make up the rest of the photo. Prior to the arsenal's storage of small arms, the building with 4-foot-thick walls—built in 1816—contained a guard house and prison.

Overlooking the parade grounds on an upper battery, one can see the Philly skyline and the Girard Point Bridge over the Schuylkill River, a great vantage point strategically while viewing the Delaware River as well. The Quartermaster's Building (l) and the Arsenal on the right make up the rest of the photo. Prior to the arsenal's storage of small arms, the building with 4-foot-thick walls—built in 1816—contained a guard house and prison.

Another victim of a debilitating fire, this building is boarded up and in the process of being refurbished. A new roof is the latest addition to the Commandants' House. The entrance to the Torpedo Casemate is seen in background on right. Incidentally, Ft. Mifflin is right next to Philadelphia International Airport, hence the many planes seen flying low overhead.

Another victim of a debilitating fire, this building is boarded up and in the process of being refurbished. A new roof is the latest addition to the Commandants' House. The entrance to the Torpedo Casemate is seen in background on right. Incidentally, Ft. Mifflin is right next to Philadelphia International Airport, hence the many planes seen flying low overhead.

Barracks on left; Quartermaster's Store further on right; the east-wall sally port is seen on extreme right.

Barracks on left; Quartermaster's Store further on right; the east-wall sally port is seen on extreme right.

Quartermaster's Store, now a gift shop and restrooms. The Northeast Bastion is on the right. This photo is surreal in that vestiges of the 18th and 19th centuries fit in well with the present, as seen by the jet airliner on the left, making its descent to nearby Philadelphia International Airport.

Quartermaster's Store, now a gift shop and restrooms. The Northeast Bastion is on the right. This photo is surreal in that vestiges of the 18th and 19th centuries fit in well with the present, as seen by the jet airliner on the left, making its descent to nearby Philadelphia International Airport.

The Arsenal/Former Guardhouse; note the thickness of the wall at the entrance. The round windows were designed specifically for air circulation.

The Arsenal/Former Guardhouse; note the thickness of the wall at the entrance. The round windows were designed specifically for air circulation.

The administration building on the outer perimeter of the fort, once the hospital and mess hall for the military fortification, built in 1835.

The administration building on the outer perimeter of the fort, once the hospital and mess hall for the military fortification, built in 1835.

Parade Grounds: (L-R) Artillery Shed, Blacksmith's Shop, Commandants' House, Officers' Apartments, Troops' Barracks.

Parade Grounds: (L-R) Artillery Shed, Blacksmith's Shop, Commandants' House, Officers' Apartments, Troops' Barracks.

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