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Fort Recovery Museum & Monument

The site of two remarkable battles in American history
  • Address
    • Fort Recovery Museum & Monument
    • One Fort Site St.
    • Fort Recovery, OH 45846
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    Contact Information
  • Admission
    • Adult: $5.00
    • Children 6-12: $2.00
    • OHC member: Free
    • Children under 6: Free
    • Student Group appt.: $2.00/student
    Hours & More

    June through August
    Mon – Sun : Noon – 5 p.m.
    Weekends in May and September 
    Noon – 5 p.m.

    Accessibility: The Ohio History Connection strives to meet requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.

  • Historical Topics
    • Military
    • American Indian History
    • Settlement & Statehood
    • Historic Preservation
    • Archaeology
    Regions
    • Northwest Ohio
    Audiences
    • All Audiences

Visit

Explore the site of two 1790's battles between the U.S. Army and American Indians through a reconstructed stockade and blockhouses plus a museum and nearby monument.

At the Fort Recovery Museum, explore exhibits featuring artifacts of the two battles, see portraits of key American and Native American leaders of the 1790's, examine excerpts from an 18th-century Shawnee dictionary assembled at the request of George Washington, and visit two reconstructed 18th-century blockhouses. Nearby, visit the Fort Recovery Monument, a limestone obelisk commemorating the two important battles that took place more than 200 years ago at the site of the present-day village of Fort Recovery, the Battle of Wabash and the Battle of Fort Recovery. Average visit time: Allow 1+ hours

History

Fort Recovery is the site of two remarkable battles in American history: the 1791 defeat of Arthur St. Clair's forces by Miami Leader Little Turtle, and the 1794 victory of General Anthony Wayne's army over an alliance of Shawnee, Delaware, Ottawa, Miami, and Ojibwa. The events at Fort Recovery were pivotal in the relationships between the Native people of the area and American soldiers and settlers. The battles at this site set the stage for the 1795 Treaty of Greenville, after which American Indians relinquished most of their land holdings in Ohio. They also set the course for the determination of land ownership in contemporary Ohio.

Fort Recovery is managed locally by the Fort Recovery Historical Society.