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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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It was so windy and cold when we visited the fort which took away from our time reading all there was to read, I wanted to keep moving. The fort has 7 blockhouses around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was so windy and cold when we visited the fort which took away from our time reading all there was to read, I wanted to keep moving. The fort has 7 blockhouses around the interior, three were locked, one is a restroom but the others were pretty cool. They housed canons, guns, housing for the troops and ect. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fort that has been recreated on the land that originally held the fort. It was utilized during the war of 1812 and has reenactments and other historical military type enactments throughout the May to October time of the year. There is a visitor center that shows items from an archaeological dig and gives the history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great place to visit, had fun, learned a lot. You're missing out if you waste your time at the 577 foundation. Stay all day here and then check out the mud hens later on

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 attraction reviews
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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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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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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