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Fort Meigs

William Henry Harrison built Fort Meigs on the Maumee River in 1813 to protect northwest Ohio and Indiana from British invasion. Today's reconstruction is one of the largest log forts in America. British and Canadian troops, assisted by Indians under Tecumseh, besieged the fort twice. The 10-acre log enclosure with seven blockhouses and five emplacements presented a formidable defense. The first assault was in May of 1813 and the second was in July. Both failed and the British retreated after the second.

The Museum and Education Center has 3,000 square feet of exhibits and artifacts - including soldiers' letters and diaries, weapons, maps, and uniforms - that describe Fort Meigs role during the War of 1812. Exhibits themes include The Lore of the Land, The Sixty Year War for Ohio, and Building Fort Meigs. Original artifacts from the War of 1812, including swords, uniforms, and maps highlight the events of the war and the impact it had on soldiers and thier families. Exhibits emphasize hands-on and interpretive learning opportunities for students and families. The building also includes a gift shop, classroom and conference room.
Address

Fort Meigs
29100 West River Road

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

Phone Number(s)

Toll-Free: (800) 283-8916

E-mail Address(es)

communications@ohiohistory.org

Hours

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Hours:

Website(s)

Homepage
Calendar of Events

Admission

$8/adults,$7/seniors/$4/children,FREE (5 & under): 4.00 - 8.00
Adult: 8.00 - 8.00
13 to 59
Senior: 7.00 - 7.00
60 and over
Youth: 4.00 - 4.00
6-12
Child: FREE
5 and under
Member: FREE
Ohio Historical Society

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Parking

FREE

Fort Meigs Reenactor

This Fort Meigs reenactor portrays a soldier in the American army during the war of 1812.

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