Fort Meigs

Explore a fort that helped secure the Great Lakes region during the War of 1812 and visit a museum about the war and the fort

Fort Meigs

29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH, USA
Museum and Fort Open
April - October
Wednesday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

Museum Open*
The reconstructed fort is CLOSED during these months.
November–December
Wednesday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.

January–March
Friday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.

*Reduced Admission

Tours available year-round, Wednesday–Sunday, by appoiintment

Holiday Hours
Open: Memorial Day, Noon–5 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Adult - $10.00 Seniors - $8.00 Students - $5.00 Children (Under 6) - $0.00 OHC member - $0.00

Masks are no longer required but please practice social distancing whenever possible.

Visit

Discover the War of 1812 at one of America’s largest reconstructed log forts. Explore blockhouses, artillery batteries, a quartermaster’s building and numerous traverses used by troops to defend the fort from British cannon fire. Learn about Ohio’s role in the war at this National Historic Landmark through soldiers’ letters and diaries, uniforms and weapons located in the adjacent Museum and Visitors Center. Average visit time: Allow 2+ hours

History

Fort Meigs marks the turning point in the western theatre of war for American forces during the War of 1812. The twice-successful defense of Fort Meigs in 1813 ushered in a series of American victories which ultimately secured the Great Lakes Region in American control and cemented the geographic and cultural boundaries of the region, which still exist today. In addition, Fort Meigs prevented further British incursions into Ohio and bought American forces the time they needed to build a U.S. naval fleet on Lake Erie, resulting in the American victory during the Battle of Lake Erie.

Fort Meigs is managed locally by the Fort Meigs Association.

Learn more about Fort Meigs’s history and what you can do there!

  • Audiences: K-5th Grade Students, 6-8th Grade Students, 9-12th Grade Students, Higher Education Students, Educators, Families, Government, Specialists, Tourists, Community Groups, History Enthusiasts & Sports Fans
  • Historical Topics: American Indian History, Archaeology, Historic Preservation, Military & Settlement & Statehood
  • Regions: Northwest Ohio
  • Site Activities: Self-Guided
  • Museum & Site Type: Geocaching Site, Blue Star Site & Ohio History Connection Site