Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, Perrysburg

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This 10-acre fort, the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled fort in the United States, sits on its original location along the Maumee River. The seven blockhouses, five artillery batteries and numerous earthworks appear much as they did during the summer of 1813. Exhibits in the fort’s blockhouses present the life of a soldier, the building of the fort and dramatic accounts of the two sieges against the fort in 1813.

The Visitor Center houses classrooms, a museum store, and a museum. The exhibits focus on the themes of Era, Conflict, Understanding, and Remembrance. The exhibit also explores how historians and archaeologists learned what happened at the fort. Important artifact collections are featured in the museum exhibits, including War of 1812 weapons, accouterments, uniforms and personal items of soldiers.

Historical interpreters dressed in 1812 clothing present demonstrations of camp life, weapons, and other activities throughout the summer. Reenactments and special events further highlight America’s rich military history.
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  • It was interesting to learn about the history behind this fort and what took place here during the War of 1812. The video provided good information, and the displays and artifacts were interesting. Wa...  more »
  • I came upon this historical site by googling things to do in the area. I am SO glad I took the time. It was a great site that provided a living perspective of why it was built where it stands and the ...  more »
  • Fort Meigs is a beautiful historic place that is underappreciated by many. The Fort is perfectly kept and offers a wonderful view of the past through live re-enactments and static displays. After visi...  more »
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