Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial is the only peace memorial within the national park system. The 352-foot Greek Doric column was built to commemorate the victory of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Just as important, the Memorial commemorates the peaceful relations between Great Britain, Canada and the US that ensued after the war. On June 2, 1936 the memorial was established as a unit of the National Park Service by a presidential proclamation of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Memorial is closed for restoration until 2012.
The Visitor Center features a commanding view of the Memorial through its floor to ceiling glass wall. Visitors may view a short film about the Battle of Lake Erie, educational displays, and shop in the Eastern National Bookstore. Children's programs, living history demonstrations, and Ranger programs are offered daily in the summer. Special events are held throughout the spring and summer starting in April with Earth Day and the Junior Ranger Jamboree. All programs, events and admission to the Visitor Center are free of charge.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
93 Delaware Avenue
PO Box 549
Local Number: 419-285-2184
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Special Hours: The Visitors Center closes after October 28. Hours vary by season, please check the website for a specific date and time.
16 and over
Children pricing is for ages 0 to 15
Accepted Forms of Payment