Fallen Timbers Battlefield

Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Maumee

Fallen Timbers Battlefield
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Memorial marks the site of a 1794 battle, which is considered to have been the last battle of the American Revolution.
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,318 contributions
Important Post-American Revolution battle
Jun 2021
There really is not much to this site, aside from some signage placed around a walking loop. There is plenty of parking at a small visitors center; however, the VC was closed when I visited. You can get in some steps on the 1.5 mile loop and see the general location of the battle, but don't expect to be blown away. The monument is a short drive away with a third related site, Ft. Miamis, also within reasonable driving distance. Ft. Miamis is where the British forces were stationed and all the remains of that location is some earthworks with some signs as well.
Written June 13, 2021
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Katmandu69
Abilene, TX79 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2020 • Couples
Really into history and made a trip through this historical area. It's a nice walking path and good exercise. There us plenty of sign boards to see what's going on.
Written September 11, 2020
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Indy-ND
South Bend, IN3,079 contributions
Nice morning History Hike
Aug 2020
Still being developed, but walking the Northwest Territory Trail was great. There are message boards up around the trail to explain what had happened and it is very interesting. The building at the entrance seems to be an event center rather than a visitor center. There are bathrooms at it though. The hike is pretty flat and is wooded for about 30% of it. I enjoyed it.
Written August 13, 2020
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Cynthia K
Westville, IN2,787 contributions
Early American history
Jul 2019 • Couples
I was on the fence about coming here. We visited Fort Meigs first & I have to say, if you only have time for that or Fallen Timbers, pick Fort Meigs. At least they have a nice visitor center THAT"S OPEN!
Both sites of Fallen Timbers are easily accessed off HWY 24. Watch for the brown signs.

There are 2 sites. One that's closer to Maumee River & a bike path, one by a large mall. The site sort of by the river is the one they originally thought was the true site of the battle. There's a large statue. Some information boards & a rock where Chief Turkey Foot fell in battle. We stopped here first & it was underwhelming. If it wasn't summer, you might get a view of the river. The park seems large for what's there.

The second site (by the mall) is worth going to as long as you take the hike. 1.5 miles of a finely graveled path. Easy & flat. You could take strollers & kids on this one. It goes through the site of the battle & starts out through a wooded area. Many information boards throughout the trail, you get a lot of history & a blow by blow of the battle. It's a lovely trail through the woods, but unfortunately, busy HWY 24 takes away a lot of the enjoyment. You hear it throughout the entire trail, very loud. You see it as you leave the woods & circle back to the trailhead.
The restrooms are fortunately outside the closed visitor center & were open when we were there on a Sunday. Too bad about the visitor center. It would be nice to have it open since we're told this was such an important battle in US history.
Written July 30, 2019
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revmc
Enfield, CT13 contributions
Little-known History
Jul 2019 • Family
Had the opportunity to stop by on our vacation. Just finished reading "The Pioneers" by David McCullough. Was interesting to see one of the places mentioned in the book that opened Ohio to settlement. Causes you to ponder what we did as a people to the Native tribes.
Written July 20, 2019
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mikeofduluth
Duluth, GA158 contributions
As an historic site, a work in progress
Jul 2019 • Couples
We like to visit national park system units on our driving vacations whenever convenient, and this was just off I-75 as were passing through. Usually, the National Park Service website does a great job of helping visitors, both in getting there and in figuring out how to plan the visit. Not the case here, for several reasons: first, Metropark Toledo, not NPS, actually administers the park; second, the main battlefield site (one of three) is not completely developed, perhaps due to lack of funds but also because the actual location of the battlefield has only recently been determined. We visited that site first (note: the brown directional signs from U.S. 24 are very small--we had to cobble together directions from the NPS site and a road atlas). There is an interpretive kiosk and a building that is going to be a visitors center someday but is now a for-rental events facility. A 1 1/2 mile loop trail circles the site--some interpretive signs which give only a general overview of the battle and its background and nothing about specific incidents (suggest walking it counterclockwise so that the signs are in chronological order). But the walk itself, through both woods and open fields, was very pleasant. The second site, the memorial park, was a little over a mile away, and has several monuments to the battle and a good interpretive kiosk--I suggest visiting this site before either of the other two, as it actually had an interpretive guide published by Metroparks. Very pretty, with a good view of the river. The third site, Fort Miamis (a British fort with a peripheral connection to the battle), is in a residential neighborhood in Maumee itself, about four miles away from the other sites. It features a kiosk, some good signs, and remnants of old earthworks, as well as a view of the river.

Despite the unfinished nature of the overall park, I still got a lot out of my visit, and I suspect that it will be a first-rate park once the interpretation and infrastructure have been developed.

One last thing: you can get a National Parks passport stamp for this unit, but not at any of the three sites. Actually, there is a passport stamp hanging at the kiosk at the main battlefield, but it was clearly not being maintained and had dried out. I had to go to the Maumee branch of the Toledo public library, which is fortunately only about a mile from the Fort Miamis site. The librarians there were very helpful and had the stamp and pads right at hand.
Written July 13, 2019
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Robert W
Park Ridge, IL3,121 contributions
Wooded trail loaded with wildflowers in Spring
May 2019 • Solo
One location on the outer part of the loop trail was badly flooded when I was there (Monday, May 13, 2019). So, unless you were willing to wade and soak your shoes, it changes the loop trail to two out-and-back trails both ending at the flooded location. The building by the parking lot was probably planned as a visitor center, but now it is normally closed. It is occasionally rented for parties or business gatherings. The first information board (about 50 yards from the parking lot) has the map (that can be photographed to bring along) and a NPS stamp and ink pad (so you can stamp your Nat'l Park Service "Passport" book). There are many other info boards about the battle (and about this area) along the "loop" trail - I have included photos of several of the best.
Written May 15, 2019
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91edl
Maumee, OH3 contributions
Nice views and walking path
May 2019 • Family
This is a nice place to relax and look out over the valley below. THe monument is a neat reminder of those that have gone before us, and those that lost their lives in this place so long ago.
Written May 7, 2019
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Joel K
21 contributions
Walking the dog
Apr 2019 • Solo
There are two areas that are memorialized. This one which was thought at one time to be the actual battlefield site and the battlefield park across route 25 which was found to be the real site of the conflict.
Written April 4, 2019
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djn3608
Archbold, OH34 contributions
Historical site in a natural setting
Oct 2018
We stopped here and walked the trail that includes historical markers. It was a nice trail, and the information provided helped us to visualize the battle activities. History buffs will enjoy this, as will nature lovers.
Written February 4, 2019
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