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Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

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Address: 29100 W River Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551-6019
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Built during the War of 1812 by William Henry Harrison, Fort Meigs...

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 invasion of Canada in the fall of that year.

Reconstructed in the 1970s and again in 2000 on its original location, Fort Meigs stands today to tell the story of the thousands of soldiers who lived, fought, and died there over 200 years ago.

In addition to the reconstructed fort, a visitor center and museum are also located on the site, housing hundreds of artifacts discovered during archaeological digs of the battlefield.

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Great Historic site, fun place for the kids

Great place to learn a lot of history that took place here. The hills and buildings are so much fun for the kids to play in and around. Great place also for a picnic. Make sure... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
simpleman66
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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267 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great place to learn a lot of history that took place here. The hills and buildings are so much fun for the kids to play in and around. Great place also for a picnic. Make sure you pick a dry day. The grounds tend to get mucky.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Fort Miegs has a long history with wonderfully open grounds and block houses. The recovered artifacts are amazing to see. The historians are very well versed and really enjoy what they do.

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Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our site. More 

Springfield, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We took the grandkids and they loved doing the scavenger hunt. Well organized and nice layout . Enjoyable

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Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this review

Thank you. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves during your visit. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Fort Meigs on the banks of the Maumee river played an important part in the war of 1812. A good place to walk and stop at various block houses to view their exhibits. One stop has an uniformed soldier who demonstrates musket firing.The main building also houses a museum. The Fort is the site of reenactments. Good place for the... More 

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Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our site. More 

Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The Fort is mainly the outer structure and the towers. It would be even better if the inside had more of the original buildings and set up. The big plus to the site is the entry building where the history unfolds on the fort and the war of 1812 itself as well as other wars in the history of the... More 

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Solon, Ohio
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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I visited on Fort Meigs on Independence Day 2016. There were special programs including cannon firing and other weapons demonstrations so that it took longer than usual to see everything. However, including the visitor center and all of the exhibits in the blockhouses and the monuments and interpretive markers, you should plan for a four or five hour visit. The... More 

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Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We're glad you were able to visit during a special event and see all that we have to offer. More 

Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were visiting the area and actually stumbled onto this place by accident, on Veterans Day, as we were walking the Maumee river. Cool old fort. Interesting to see the grounds and read a bit of history. We went in November and the place was isolated, which was cool with me since we had the place to ourselves... but I... More 

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Akron
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Well worth a visit. Largest reconstructed fort in nation. War of 1812 era. Limited access to blockhouses within the fort in non summer months. Impressive. Superior museum and gift shop. Spotless. Easily accessible and good parking. Hope ;you are as pleased and surprised as we were.

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I stumbled across Fort Meigs while visiting President William Henry Harrison's tomb in North Bend, Ohio (also an awesome site to visit). While reading Harrison's resume,his experience as a war general caught my eye. On the way to Toledo, we made a side stop at Fort Meigs and WOW! Best side trip ever. The fort is an exemplary and well-maintained... More 

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Fort_Meigs, Manager at Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words! We're thrilled that you had such a wonderful time at our site and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place offers a great way to experience local history (the good and the bad), and get some great views in the process. Fort Meigs has a ton of calendar activities through the year, but even when nothing is going on it is worth walking around and checking the facilities out.

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