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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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An O.K. experience

It was interesting to learn about the history behind this fort and what took place here during the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lyle A
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Marysville, Washington
VERY Interesting!

I came upon this historical site by googling things to do in the area. I am SO glad I took the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SandiJean
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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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 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to learn about the history behind this fort and what took place here during the War of 1812. The video provided good information, and the displays and artifacts were interesting. Walking around the fort offered a good perspective of how things were...More

Thank Lyle A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came upon this historical site by googling things to do in the area. I am SO glad I took the time. It was a great site that provided a living perspective of why it was built where it stands and the history that took...More

Thank SandiJean
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Fort Meigs is a beautiful historic place that is underappreciated by many. The Fort is perfectly kept and offers a wonderful view of the past through live re-enactments and static displays. After visiting the block houses and stockade talk with the docents that are very...More

Thank maryhersch
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Fort Meigs was built by the Americans as a stopping point in the campaign to take back Detroit from the British during the 1812 war. They began construction in February of 1813 which boggles the mind when you consider Ohio winters and the fact that...More

Thank midwestDee
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I lived in Perrysburg 40 years ago and remembered the fort as it used to be before renovation. It has been highly enhanced with the remodel. The visitor center is very nice and I liked the film. The signage is easy to read and makes...More

Thank trillian d
Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit. The sharp poles you're referring to are called abatis - they were intentionally left out during the reconstruction - I think for safety reasons. We hope someday to have them installed, but that...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 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 6 July 2017

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 27 June 2017

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
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margotmmills
18 August 2017|
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I don't know either.
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margotmmills
18 August 2017|
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Response from Mary H |
Yes, I do believe pets are welcome if they're on a leash and you pick up after them. I know there is plenty of parkland around the fort for them if they aren't allowed inside the fort stockade.
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Charwatkin
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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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