Fort Meigs State Memorial

Description

This massive log-and-earth fortification a few miles upstream from Toledo was the site of a vastly important yet little-known battle during the War of 1812. General William Henry Harrison's victory here against a superior British force in 1813 secured the northern territories for the United States and drove the British back into Canada. Reconstructed in 1965, the ten-acre fortification includes block houses, artillery batteries and interior eight-foot high earthworks. You'll hear the story of Fort Meigs from costumed guides and experience the sights and sounds of military life in the early 1800s through reenactments and demonstrations. Hours for the museum (open year-round) and fort (open April through October) are 9:30 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday through Saturday; noon to 5 PM on Sunday. Admission costs $8 for adults, $4 for students, and $7 for seniors. You'll find the fort at 29100 West River Road (Route 65), west of Perrysburg. (419-874-4121 or 800-283-8916)

Address

29100 W River Rd
Perrysburg, OH 43552

Lat/Long

41.54966500, -83.65422600
Visit Website
(800) 283-8916

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