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“Experience Fort Laurens”

Fort Laurens State Memorial
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Bolivar
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Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Experience Fort Laurens”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stopped at the Fort Laurens State Memorial to see the only Revolutionary War Fort in Ohio. Visit the Museum first to learn of the importance of the fort in this section of Ohio and to see the artifacts from the excavations of the fort that "tell" of the lives of those living in the fort. Walk outside to see the monument and the tomb of the Unknown Patriot. Note the marked outline in the grass of the original fort and picture the life there in Revolutionary War days. There are also picnic areas near the fort and room for kids to run and play.

Visited September 2013
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Macedonia, Ohio
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466 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Very Interesting Spot”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Take a few minutes to learn about Fort Laurens and the Ohio history located there. A short video is offered and interesting and comprehensive displays help tell the story of this historical site.

Visited August 2013
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Greenville, Ohio
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256 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have gone by this memorial for years and never stopped, shame on us. It is a lovely park like setting with a very nice little museum. The park like grounds are very nice and peaceful. It is well worth the stop.

Visited May 2013
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Canton, Ohio
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165 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Attend reinactment!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Revolutionary War reenactment on the Weekend of July 13 and 14 was interesting. Museum was underwhelming. Video presentation was informative, but clearly dated. Had never known of this Fort, so that was interesting. Not sure it would be worth a stop on a non-reenactment weekend.

Visited July 2013
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Canton, Ohio
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232 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Dry and Dated.”
Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

This site is dry and dated like so many other Ohio Historical Society sites. This is a very small museum with admission (if you are not an OHS member) that hasn't been updated since it opened in the 70s. Watch a short movie and see a few exhibits. If you want to see it, go soon. OHS probably won't keep this one open much longer. Also, do NOT use the restrooms outside!! They are the most disgusting things I have ever seen. Old-fashioned pit toilets with spiders, mosquitoes and who knows what else living in there. The Health Department should really see this one!

Visited August 2012
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