Fort Amanda

Admission to Fort Amanda in Wapakoneta is free.

  • Open daily during daylight hours
  • Location: (Map It) Approximately nine miles northwest of Wapakoneta along State Route 198
  • Phone: 800-283-8713

Fort Amanda in Wapakoneta:  What was war like in 1812? To find out, visit this fort and read the diary of Ohio militiaman Ensign William Schillinger, which provides a daily account from everything like the weather, events unfolding and personal thoughts and other observations. The fort itself served as an important supply depot during the War of 1812. It included five blockhouses, cabins and storage buildings. The walls of the fort were nearly 12-feet above ground.