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Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

Address: 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43552
Phone Number: +1 800-283-8916
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Perrysburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built during the War of 1812 by William Henry Harrison, Fort Meigs successfully defended Ohio from...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built during the War of 1812 by William Henry Harrison, Fort Meigs successfully defended Ohio from a combined force of British and Native Americans during the spring and summer of 1813. It also served as the step-off point for General Harrison's invasion of Canada in the fall of that year. Reconstructed in the 1970s and again in 2000 on its original location, Fort Meigs stands today to tell the story of the thousands of soldiers who lived, fought, and died there over 200 years ago. In addition to the reconstructed fort, a visitor center and museum are also located on the site, housing hundreds of artifacts discovered during archaeological digs of the battlefield.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I love Fort Meigs. The two years I spent in Ohio this was my favorite place. Reenactments they have are great, as are the gift shop and museum. Some of the artifacts in the museum have been dug up on the grounds of the fort. The staff is very nice and friendly. We would come here even when nothing was... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was over from the UK to see my partner and he brought me here on a rather rainy Memorial Day. It is a beautiful site, well maintained with staff offering very informative historic details on your way around. I was very impressed by the period dress and gun salutes and the weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Interesting place with plenty of history. If you want to learn, be sure and visit. Very clean and kept in great condition.

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Toledo, Ohio
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146 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If your close, worth a quick stop by... Reenactment weekends are very much fun..it's a fort, it's a hill, what's not to like.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband tends to find forts, cannons, and historical things wherever we travel. We have been to so many that they all seem to blur together. I had low expectations for Fort Meigs, and it was a surprisingly great visit. Well worth the $8 adult admission - the grounds were well kept, the markers and placards to read about the... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice place to take the family. Learn a lot about the war of 1812. Be sure to visit the museum and museum store.

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Portland, Oregon
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48 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great way to learn history about the War of 1812. This is a well kept historical site, part of the Ohio Historical Society Connection. The fort is the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled fort in the USA. There is admission ($8/adult; $4 children) but free to members of the Ohio Historical Society. It is about 10 acres comprising of the museum/welcome center... More 

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Bellevue, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is simply an outstanding fort. It is large with plenty of space to workout and enjoy at the same time. Very interesting in so many aspects. Placards all along the way informing you of the forts history. Life was not easy for these folks but they had fortitude and was successful. There is also an interpretative center where one... More 

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Thank you taking the time to visit Fort Meigs. We are glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

In the two years I live in the Toledo Ohio area there was not a month I did not go to the fort. The place is great. Through out the year they have events, the best known is the muster on the Maumee. I was also there for the Bicentennial of the battle of Fort Meigs. Go if you can!

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Boardman, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Fort Meigs is an excellent site from the War of 1812. Visitors are greeted by a very modern visitor center with a good 5-minute introductory film. Exhibits in the visitor center are very thorough, examining not just the fort itself but also the creation of Ohio. The actual fort is huge-- probably the largest I have ever seen. Signage throughout... More 

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