Fort Meigs will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 20.

Fort Meigs

Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield


Ft. Meigs Field Trips

Where students discover the pivotal history of Northwest Ohio.

west wall of fort meigs explosion

War of 1812 Reenactment

First Siege 1813

Tecumseh William Henry Harrison

Meet the People

History is full of colorful characters and grand figures. Those that served at Fort Meigs are no exception.

To your posts then, fellow Soldiers, and remember that the eyes of your Country are upon you!

~ Major-General William Henry Harrison
April 29, 1813

Fort Meigs

Built in 1813 to defend Ohio during the War of 1812, Fort Meigs successfully withstood two sieges by a combined British, Canadian, and Native American force.

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the past

Hear muskets crack and cannons roar as history comes to life around you. Fort Meigs hosts numerous reenactments and special events each season, each with its own unique theme.

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View our extensive photo galleries for images of past events at Fort Meigs and be sure to check out some of the many other historic sites our volunteers have visited, too.

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