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Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

29100 W River Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551-6019
+1 800-283-8916
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I love coming here because its so full of history you can't get out of any books in school... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
38ronp
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Defiance, Ohio
via mobile
Museum good, Fort so so

Not up to the par of National forts. You can not use your senior National parks pass. An earthen... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jkilby13
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Bay Village, Ohio
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Built during the War of 1812 by William Henry Harrison, Fort Meigs successfully defended Ohio from a combined force of British and Native Americans during the spring and summer of 1813. It also served as the step-off point for General Harrison's invasion of Canada in the fall of that year. Reconstructed in the 1970s and again in 2000 on its original location, Fort Meigs stands today to tell the story of the thousands of soldiers who lived, fought, and died there over 200 years ago. In addition to the reconstructed fort, a visitor center and museum are also located on the site, housing hundreds of artifacts discovered during archaeological digs of the battlefield.
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29100 W River Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551-6019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love coming here because its so full of history you can't get out of any books in school. Definitely worth the trip

Thank 38ronp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not up to the par of National forts. You can not use your senior National parks pass. An earthen fort. It's being restored. The attached museum is good, nice displays and very good historical information. Open Wednesday to Saturday 9:30- 5:00 and Sunday 12 -...More

Thank jkilby13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Meigs has been restored to some of its splendor from the old days. The movie shown in the museum tells of the history of the Fort during the siege during the War of 1812. It is the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled fort in the United...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Fort has been well restored and has many historic markers and graves from 1812 on. Kids would love it. The battle occurred across the Maumee River.

Thank A889MTalisonb
Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We were here for reenactment of war of 1812 so there were lots of people around. Not sure what it would be like on normal days.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great place to learn a lot of history that took place here. The hills and buildings are so much fun for the kids to play in and around. Great place also for a picnic. Make sure you pick a dry day. The grounds tend to...More

Thank simpleman66
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Fort Miegs has a long history with wonderfully open grounds and block houses. The recovered artifacts are amazing to see. The historians are very well versed and really enjoy what they do.

Thank LennyV28
Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our site.

Reviewed 22 March 2017

We took the grandkids and they loved doing the scavenger hunt. Well organized and nice layout . Enjoyable

Thank Bev E
Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thank you. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves during your visit.

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Fort Meigs on the banks of the Maumee river played an important part in the war of 1812. A good place to walk and stop at various block houses to view their exhibits. One stop has an uniformed soldier who demonstrates musket firing.The main building...More

Thank Zeta883
Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our site.

Reviewed 22 February 2017

The Fort is mainly the outer structure and the towers. It would be even better if the inside had more of the original buildings and set up. The big plus to the site is the entry building where the history unfolds on the fort and...More

Thank Al L
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Charwatkin
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Response from Fort_Meigs | Property representative |
The Fort is Open Wednesday through Sunday throughout September. We have an interpreter dressed in the Uniform of an American Soldier located in the Quartermaster building when he is not giving group tours, please call ahead... More
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