Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Put in Bay

4.7
See the massive 10.7 m (35 ft) Doric column and discover the history behind it when you visit Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Take an elevator to the top of the 107 m (352 ft) monument for views of Lake Erie and the surrounding area. Head to the visitor center to learn about the history behind the monument, which commemorates an American victory during the War of 1812 and celebrates the lasting peace between Britain, Canada, and the United States. If you time your visit right, you may even catch a musket and cannon firing demonstration at the memorial. Make Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial a centerpiece of your Put in Bay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Put in Bay trip planning website .
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  • It is a great area to rest on your journey as well as travel through the memorial and up to the top of the structure.  more »
  • This was a very nice monument & worth driving the golf cart over to see it, although it was closed when we were there the first week of October. But views are good from this area of the island, so wor...  more »
  • I was in Port Clinton visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum, and this popped up on my radar. I am a huge history buff, but my knowledge on the War of 1812 is a little rusty. The monument commemorates C...  more »
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  • Very cool! They actually fire a real cannon ball in the middle of the park. It's free. Beware, it's really loud. They also explain the history of Perry while they're dressed in uniforms. For $7, you can go to the top of the monument. It's nearly 400 feet tall. The landscaping is beautiful. Even the bathroom was clean!
  • In awe of the enormous size of the memorial dedicated to the peace and friendly relationship between the US, Canada and the UK. I had no idea that the Battle of 1812 involved a battle on Lake Erie. I learned so much today from reading the displays within the information center and it made me appreciate the War of 1812 even more. The views from the observation deck were amazing. We got to see Pelee Island(Canada), Middle & North Bass Islands, Catawba Island and Michigan. In awe and impressed. Even my 6 year old son enjoyed it.
  • Visit the peace monument that has killed people. Seriously, people have died from bits falling off. Awesome view and a great way to see Canada without a passport. The history is interesting, but there's not much to do. The kids will probably only want to spend 5 minutes at the top. You have to pay to take the elevator as the stairs are closed to the public. However, you do have to walk up some stairs to the elevator. The power went out before we went up, so don't be up there if that happens because there are no bathrooms. Not wheelchair accessible to the top. Your national park pass will work here.
  • Very informative and includes models as well as displays and occasional movies on the battle. There are books on the battle and other lake Erie and Ohio historical facts and information. Going up in the monument is amazing and the park rangers are very helpful and know lots of information on most of the islands in the area.
  • You can go all the way up to the top via elevator. There are 2 flights of stairs necessary to get to the elevator. It's beautiful inside and out. The observation deck is very windy but incredibly neat!
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