Fort Meigs Historical Site

Admission to Fort Meigs Historic Site is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 students, five and under are free. Rates may vary for special events. Reduced admission available November – March.

  • Open: Museum and Visitor Center open year round. Fort open April – October from Wednesday – Saturday, 9:30 – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Location: (Map It) 29100 W. River Road (St. Rt. 65) in Perrysburg, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-874-4121 or 800-283-8916
  • Web: http://www.fortmeigs.org

Fort Meigs Historical Sitel:  This 10-acre fort, the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled fort in the United States, sits on its original location along the Maumee River. The seven blockhouses, five artillery batteries and numerous earthworks appear much as they did during the summer of 1813. Exhibits in the fort’s blockhouses present the life of a soldier, the building of the fort and dramatic accounts of the two sieges against the fort in 1813.

The Visitor Center houses classrooms, a museum store, and a museum. The exhibits focus on the themes of Era, Conflict, Understanding, and Remembrance. The exhibit also explores how historians and archaeologists learned what happened at the fort. Important artifact collections are featured in the museum exhibits, including War of 1812 weapons, accouterments, uniforms and personal items of soldiers.

Historical interpreters dressed in 1812 clothing present demonstrations of camp life, weapons, and other activities throughout the summer. Reenactments and special events further highlight America’s rich military history.