Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, Perrysburg

Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield
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Historic Sites • Battlefields
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Ahmad Fer-Rouse K
31 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Very informative and well depicted and documented. Lots of learning on the 1812-1813 years of conflict between Indians, American and British.
Need at least 2-3 hours. Too bad could not do the actual tour of Fort as the tour is closed and limited to the Visitor Information Center.
Dress well as the location being next to Maumee River can be cold and windy during this time of year.
Written January 16, 2022
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JBH
295 contributions
Sep 2021
This is the most extensively reconstructed fort that we've been too. The construction and the exhibits within the construction are wonderful. There is a museum inside and a movie (although the movie was off when we visited). In one of the buildings outside, we meet with one of the historians on the site and had a wonderful visit learning more about the War of 1812 and the site.
Written December 30, 2021
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,531 contributions
Jun 2021
This was a neat place and probably the best site in the geographic area. There is a large parking lot with free parking. The visitors center is where you purchase a ticket ($10 for adults) if you wish to tour inside the fort itself. They have a decent sized museum with artifacts from the fort, war, and time period. The fort itself is a mile in circumference, recreated from the original blueprints. There are original earthworks inside the fort along with a monument, and the blockhouses that adorn the perimeter have exhibits in them ranging from camp life to the chronological existence of the fort.
Written June 13, 2021
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Deanna B
Kenton, OH47 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
I took my seven year old nephew here for his birthday. The reconstructed fort is great!! Some of the blockhouses have displays inside and the museum really tells how important the battle was. It is taken care of and all the workers were very nice
Written November 6, 2020
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Indy-ND
South Bend, IN3,339 contributions
Aug 2020
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 are asked to walk counter clockwise around the inside of the fort. 4 buildings were open and have displays inside. All were very informative. There are a couple of places where there are cannons, which are in great shape. They have a whole list of events that are held there, but with all the covid stuff, nothing was going on.

The only real complaint is that the trees and weeds have grown to the point that you really can't see the river, which was a bit of a bummer. Except for that minor complaint, the fort is pretty amazing. Expect to take a few hours if you are actually interested in learning about the history of the fort.
Written August 17, 2020
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youthgoes
Lewisburg, PA51 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
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 played a pivotal role in the American defense of the Ohio Country during the War of 1812. Commissioned and built by General (soon to be President) William Henry Harrison in 1813, the fort has 7 pillboxes as well as 5 cannon and artillery emplacements. All were aimed at the British Fort Miami, located across the Maumee River. It was from this Fort Miami, and up the muddy clay embankments of the Maumee, that the British and their Native American allies charged towards Fort Meigs twice in 1813. Tecumseh, the famous Shawnee Chief, was present at these battles, as was British General Henry Procter. Many famous faces at this site. In addition to the fort and various memorials to soldiers and units who fought here, there is also a very fine visitor center, complete with classrooms, a gift shop, amenities, and a small museum. The site is well worth a day of your time. Suitable for all ages, including families with children, and a great educating site for those interested in this often obscured portion of American history.
Written February 8, 2020
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Bostonian2011
Boston, MA288 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We came on a Saturday in the middle of August. The sun was blazing over the fortifications, shining on canons pointed outwards and ready to fire. The fort standing as it was at 1812 allows you to immerse into the atmosphere of that heroic era. Room at the entrance created a jolly moment not only for our beloved child, but for adults alike. The visit was great idea, lock, stock and barrel!
Written November 10, 2019
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John K
66 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I've gone just about every year since being born, and I'm 63!
During the summer months, they have full scale reinactments with soldiers who live temporarily at the encampment. Musket and Canon demonstrations too!.

You can almost feel the " spirits" who served there, as you walk around.

In the winter, snow sledding!.
4 of July, a great place to watch the fireworks after dark.

A great place to relax and take the past in!
Written November 4, 2019
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David C
Boyne City, MI532 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We’ve been here before, and is well worth the repeat. Try to come when not humid, you’ll enjoy it more. A lot of walking, informative, and cool history. I was surprised how much my teenage boys liked the interaction with the fort.
Written October 15, 2019
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shalibeth
Perrysburg, OH39 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We love visiting the fort, to take in a bit of Perrysburg history. A learning experience for all ages!
Written October 9, 2019
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