Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, Perrysburg

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Battlefield · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
This 10-acre fort, the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled fort in the United States, sits on its original location along the Maumee River. The seven blockhouses, five artillery batteries and numerous earthworks appear much as they did during the summer of 1813. Exhibits in the fort’s blockhouses present the life of a soldier, the building of the fort and dramatic accounts of the two sieges against the fort in 1813.

The Visitor Center houses classrooms, a museum store, and a museum. The exhibits focus on the themes of Era, Conflict, Understanding, and Remembrance. The exhibit also explores how historians and archaeologists learned what happened at the fort. Important artifact collections are featured in the museum exhibits, including War of 1812 weapons, accouterments, uniforms and personal items of soldiers.

Historical interpreters dressed in 1812 clothing present demonstrations of camp life, weapons, and other activities throughout the summer. Reenactments and special events further highlight America’s rich military history.
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  • This was a neat place and probably the best site in the geographic area. There is a large parking lot with free parking. The visitors center is where you purchase a ticket ($10 for adults) if you...  more »
  • I took my seven year old nephew here for his birthday. The reconstructed fort is great!! Some of the blockhouses have displays inside and the museum really tells how important the battle was. It is.....  more »

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