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Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

Open Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Respecting our History

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Ft. Meigs and highly recommend families visit. The Fort is... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Richard F
Impressive War of 1812 era artifacts and details of daily life

Have lived in the area my whole life finally got around to visiting this historic place. Nice... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
chris t
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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...more
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29100 W River Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551-6019
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Ft. Meigs and highly recommend families visit. The Fort is quite large and takes at least an hour to tour. There are great displays, dioramas, informational posters, etc. displayed in almost every block house. Plus, there is a volunteer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Have lived in the area my whole life finally got around to visiting this historic place. Nice museum tells of life during the period and what led to the need of the fort. The fort itself is a nice walk and the buildings of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This museum and large fort with out buildings exceeded our expectations. There was a lot to see and we learned so much. We were greeted by a very friendly gal who worked the desk for admissions and the gift shop. She was also very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We really appreciate your visit and your review. Glad you enjoyed yourself and learned something new. That means we did our jobs well.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Went to tour the museum. Its cute and the gift shop was nice but neither were very large or impressive. the actual grounds were nice and the houses were nice to go in

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Is a solemn place we’re you can see a great set of buildings from the time of war easy to walk and have a real experience of history

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

A must to see if you are in the Toledo metropolitan area. The reconstructed fort from the 1800 played a critical role in defending America during the war of 1812 I only had a hour to visit but from what I saw, it was amazing....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Toledo nearly all of my life and never visited until today. There is so much to see at this site. The Welcome Center has an amazing display about the history of NW Ohio, has a bookshop, and a place for kids to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Whilst on a road trip from Chicago to New Orleans we stumbled across this place. How glad we were. Did not know much of this war - we certainly did when we had finished. The soldier in traditional uniform escorted us around and told us...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Good balance between museum and replica of the old fort. The small museum gave just enough info, and then we roamed through the fort, stopping at the block houses for additional displays and information. It was nice to have a short walk between block houses...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice stop. Not too long not too short. The museum is informative about the war of 1812 and the Ohio valley region. Enlightening and a nice way to understand history. Kids enjoyed the fort.

Date of experience: August 2018
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28 December 2017|
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Response from simpleman66 | Reviewed this property |
On a good sunny day perhaps if there is no snow on the ground. The visitor center is usually open but the snow would probably prevent you from walking into the fort itself.
28 December 2017|
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Response from Fort_Meigs | Property representative |
The Visitor Center and Museum are open year-round. The museum houses hundreds of artifacts, most of which were found on site. There's also a 15 minute video on the history of the fort. The reconstructed fort itself is closed... More
18 August 2017|
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Response from Ashley F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but not in the visitor center or museum.