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Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

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Address: 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43552
Phone Number: +1 800-283-8916
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Description: Built during the War of 1812 by William Henry Harrison, Fort Meigs...
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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I worked for them many many moons ago...and toured fort during elementary years. Great educational place that was well kept. Came alive during reenactments. Haunted ;) From what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I worked for them many many moons ago...and toured fort during elementary years. Great educational place that was well kept. Came alive during reenactments. Haunted ;) From what I recall pretty handicap accessible

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I use to live near this fort and it was always a neat and fascinating place to visit. Not many cities and towns still have this large of a fort being taken care of so well. Proud of Perrysburg!

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a great place with a ton of history too it! Fun for all ages! Awesome Ghost walks in October! Defiantly worth checking out!

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

While the online site mentioned several options available for children (i.e. information scavenger hunts, word searches) none of this was offered at admission so download what you might want before attending. The site is well maintained and provides many informative displays, but at least today, no one was available in the Fort itself to answer questions. It is a one... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love Fort Meigs. Not only is it filled with amazing historical artifacts, it's where my husband and I held our wedding reception. It was literally the perfect day!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Trusting the AAA Tourbook, we stopped here on the way to central Michigan. Very interesting! The museum building houses very interesting exhibits of a history of the area that we had no clue about. Modern exhibits. Well laid out and very good interpretation. Going through the museum BEFORE venturing out into the fort makes wandering through the fort more valuable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

During some time between baseball tournament games we decided to visit Ft. Meigs and are very satisfied with the decision. The fort itself is in very good condition with many interesting features including outposts, memorials and a really informative museum. Signage provides just the right amount of background info to enhance the experience. We were lucky enough to visit on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have visited this park several times over the years. It's got just enough history to keep my son interested, but not too little to be boring, or too much to be overwhelming. The collection of artifacts is pretty cool. Try to go when they have volunteers that are available - they dress up in period garb and it makes... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It was sobering to walk the grounds inside the fort and think about what happened here. Good history lesson!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The fort is huge, and is very well designed and constructed. It's no wonder that the British failed to capture it. The museum is first-rate, a good education on the Indian Wars in Ohio and the War of 1812. Every school child should visit. The movie is excellent. It was a monumental effort to reconstruct the fort, and thank you... More 

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