Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, Perrysburg

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Must see · Battlefield · 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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  • Fort Meigs was the 3rd stop on my War of 1812 trip to the area. Yes, people actually do that sort of thing. The visit center and museum is nice and should not be skipped. You enter the fort and...  more »
  • I had some business in the Toledo area, and decided to check out this fort on a Saturday. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only is it the largest wooden stockaded fort in North America, but it also...  more »

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