FORT MEIGS ROAD TRIP!


FORT MEIGS ROAD TRIP!

Fort Meigs is a landmark of the War of 1812 in Ohio. The fort has been reconstructed on the foundations of the original structure and the entire Ohio Historical Society site preserves the historic battlefield. The OHS Archaeology staff has explored the archaeology of Fort Meigs on a number of occasions, but our most poignant discovery was the burial of two horses just outside the walls of the fort.

WOSU recently featured Fort Meigs in their popular “Road Trip” series. Now, no matter where you live, you can take a brief audio tour of the site. Maybe it will inspire you to want to visit this remarkable site in person.

The War of 1812 also is featured in a new exhibit at the Ohio Historical Center. The War of 1812: Ohio on the Frontline includes some of the artifacts from the Archaeology collections.

Brad Lepper

Posted August 27, 2012
Topics: Archaeology

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