Fort Meigs

Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

Visitor Center Amenities

Begin Your Journey to the Past

Begin your journey in the Fort Meigs Visitor Center. Purchase tickets to explore the fort or shop the museum store. The administrative offices, museum, education center, restrooms and vending machines are all found in the Visitor Center. All visits to Fort Meigs begin and end here. It is your gateway to life in 1813!

Museum

During your visit, take some time to explore our fantastic museum. Legacy of Freedom: Fort Meigs in the War of 1812 helps relate the complete story of Fort Meigs with hundreds of original artifacts on display, many of which were found on-site as archaeologists investigated the grounds.

Discover the Legacy of Freedom.

Museum Store

Find great souvenirs to remember your visit to Fort Meigs and discover unique gifts with a history twist. Show your support with a Fort Meigs shirt, hat, hoodie, or bumper sticker. We also have a fantastic selection of books on a range of history topics, including the War of 1812, Native Americans, local history, and more! Discover historic recipes to try at home and kids will love the top hats, bonnets, and costumes we have for sale, as well as children's books, toys, and candy. There is something for everyone in the Fort Meigs Museum Store!

The weather is moderated, becomes quite soft. This day I assist Capt. Gratiot of the U.S. Engineers to survey the lines of encampment and the ravines adjacent.

~ Lieutenant Joseph H. Larwill
Cushing's Co., 2nd U.S. Artillery
February 2, 1813

Classrooms and Conference Room

The General Harrison Classrooms, located on the east side of the Visitor Center, can hold up to 100 people and are a great place to see demonstrations during some of our special events or to rent out yourself for a party or shower.

The Appold Conference Room seats up to a dozen and can be a wonderful space to hold a meeting.

Facility Rentals

Our Visitor Center facilities and portions of the Fort Meigs grounds are available to rent for private parties, events, showers, and more!

Get more details about rentals at Fort Meigs.