We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Very clean interesting park

Well kept park on the Maumee river. Interesting and informative about the history of the fort and... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
n.w. indiana

A small park at the confluence of the Auglaize & Maumee rivers, the staging area for the Battle of... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Verne K
Silver Spring, Maryland
Read all 14 reviews
All photos (35)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“maumee river”(4 reviews)
“fort”(10 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Fort St, Defiance, OH 43512
Improve This Listing
Reviews (14)
Filter reviews
14 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews public library maumee river fort confluence grounds site signs history ohio stop
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Well kept park on the Maumee river. Interesting and informative about the history of the fort and the people who were there when it was. There is no Fort - just a park with placards telling you what was where.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tncshaw
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A small park at the confluence of the Auglaize & Maumee rivers, the staging area for the Battle of Fallen Timbers which opened Ohio to European settlers. Prior to this settlers were being massacred by native tribes. Multiple new, easy to read plaques and a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Verne K
Reviewed 9 July 2018

There are several historic markers and signs around the fort grounds. Very scenic spot where two large rivers meet. Beautiful spot for photos.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank buckeyeroots
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The resting grounds of Fort Defiance - now a park on a hill with a beautiful overlook. Look down to see markers designating the places within the Fort. Quiet, peaceful and tranquil. Go read the history, then sit and enjoy the river view!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Porthos7
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a small park adjacent to the Defiance Public Library and within walking distance of the downtown area. There are stones denoting where the original walls of Fort Defiance were located when built in 1794. You have a breathtaking view of the confluence of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vicki N
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I never knew there was so much history in the Defiance, Oh areas! Beautiful area too. This is well kept and they have art in the park here . Youi can also fish from the banks of the Maumee River

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 38ronp
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Fort Defiance was established in 1794 byGeneral "Mad Anthony" Wayne who defied the Indians to take it from the American forces. The wooden defenses are gone now but prominent fortifications can be seen in the landscaping and monuments. Park is used to host annual events...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It is so beautiful here! One of my favorite places around Defiance to go and have a picnic. And its normally pretty quiet!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank MeganLMT
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Fort Defiance was built by "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who declared "I defy the British, the a(*Indians, and all the angels of hell to take this fort. It was never taken. It was built at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee rivers, The fort grounds...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Larry C
Reviewed 9 October 2015

I wanted to go here, but the park and Fort didn't show up on Google Maps on my iPhone. Having no other way of navigating I never did make it. Suggestion: Please -- put a dot on the map with Google so I can find...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Jeanette M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Super 8 by Wyndham Defiance
167 reviews
1.46 miles away
Hampton Inn Defiance
269 reviews
1.48 miles away
Quality Inn
50 reviews
1.50 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Defiance
51 reviews
1.58 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 69 nearby restaurants
Bud's restaurant
48 reviews
.16 miles away
A Little Slice of Heaven
27 reviews
.32 miles away
Cabin Fever
23 reviews
.19 miles away
Meek's Pastry Shop
29 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 12 nearby attractions
Leisure Time Winery
20 reviews
9.88 miles away
Spangler Candy Factory
70 reviews
16.60 miles away
Knotty Vines Winery
18 reviews
17.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
2 August 2018|
Response from Vicki N | Reviewed this property |
yes, I've seen many people walk their dogs in this area but they must be on a leash
25 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Vicki N | Reviewed this property |
it's open every day and there is no admission charged