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Fort Laurens

Fort Laurens was built in 1778 in an ill-fated campaign to attack the British at Detroit. Supplying this wilderness outpost was its downfall, as its starving garrison survived on boiled moccasins and withstood a month-long siege by British-led Indians. The fort was abandoned in 1779.

Today, only the outline of the fort remains, but a small museum commemorates the frontier soldier, houses a video giving the fort's history and archaeological artifacts from the for'ts excavation.

The large park surrounding the museum is an ideal picnic site, with two shelters, and the location for periodic military reenactments. The remains of the soldiers who died defending the fort are buried in a crypt in the museum wall and at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot of the American Revolution. It is the only Revolutionary War site in Ohio.


Fort Laurens
11067 Fort Laurens Rd. NW

Bolivar, Ohio 44612

Phone Number(s)

Toll-Free: (800) 283-8914


Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Calendar of Events


Adults: 3.00
Children 6 - 12: 1.00
Children 5 and Under: FREE

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Revoluntionary War Soldiers

Fort Laurens hosts events that bring alive the history of Ohio's only Revolutionary War site.

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