Fort Meigs

Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

Memorial Day Commemoration

May 26, 2014

A Solemn Occasion

Join the staff and volunteers of Fort Meigs in honoring our nation's fallen heroes. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians reenact camp life throughout the day. A special wreath laying ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. at the Fort Meigs Monument. The ceremony ends with a wreath laying and musket salute at the Pennsylvania Monument. Site hours 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Three rounds will be fired from the principal Batteries this day at 12 O'Clock in honor of our Brethren who have fallen during the siege.

~ General Orders, Camp Meigs
May 9, 1813

Event Hours

  • 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Detailed schedule below

Event Admission Rates

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Seniors (60+): $7.00
  • Students: $4.00
  • Ages 5 & Under, OHC Members, U.S. Military Active Duty & Veterans: FREE

Please note: Schedule and activities subject to change without notice.

Monday, May 26, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Fort Meigs Opens

12:00 - 4:00

Period Hands-on Activities Kid Friendly
Play games and take part in other hands-on activities. Perfect for kids... and kids at heart!

12:30

Musket Demonstration
Hear the crack of the musket and discover why those crazy soldiers stood shoulder-to-shoulder in long lines!

12:30

Army Medicine
Learn more about medicine and treatments during the early 19th century.

1:00

Artillery Demonstration
Experience the roar of a cannon and learn how they were used during the First Siege of Fort Meigs.

2:00

Memorial Ceremony & Wreath Laying
Join us as we honor our nation's fallen heroes - those that served at Fort Meigs during the War of 1812 and all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

3:00

Musket Demonstration
Hear the crack of the musket and discover why those crazy soldiers stood shoulder-to-shoulder in long lines!

3:30

Mini-Militia - Drill with American Soldiers Kid Friendly
"Enlist" in the U.S. Army, get issued a wooden musket and set of mini-crossbelts, and learn how to march and fire a musket just like American soldiers did during the War of 1812! Perfect for kids... and kids at heart!

4:00

Artillery Demonstration
Experience the roar of a cannon and learn how they were used during the First Siege of Fort Meigs.

4:30

Rifle Demonstration
Learn all about the 1803 Harper's Ferry Rifle and see one fired!

5:00

Fort Meigs Closes