Admission to Fort Meigs is $10/adult, $8/senior (ages 60+), $5/student, and children five and younger enter for free. Rates may vary for special events. Reduced admission is available from November – March.
- Open: Wednesday – Saturday from 9:30am – 5pm, Sunday from 12pm – 5pm, Closed Monday & Tuesday
- Location: (Map It) 29100 W. River Rd. in Perrysburg, Ohio
- Phone: 419-874-4121 or 800-283-8916
- Web: http://www.fortmeigs.org
Fort Meigs 1813, Ohio’s War of 1812 Battlefield, is a historical site with one of the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled forts in the United States. It sits in 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 artifacts are featured in the museum exhibits, including War of 1812 weapons, accouterments, uniforms, and soldiers’ items.
Historical interpreters, dressed in 1812-era clothing, present demonstrations of camp life, weapons, and other activities throughout the summer. Reenactments and special events further highlight America’s rich military history.