Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
This 10-acre (4-hectare) fort, the largest reconstructed wooden-walled fort in the United States,
sits on its original location along the Maumee River. The seven blockhouses, five artillery
batteries and numerous earthworks appear much as they did during the summer of 1813.
Exhibits in the fort’s blockhouses present the life of a soldier, the building of
the fort and dramatic accounts of the two sieges against the fort in 1813.
The Visitor Center houses classrooms, a museum store, and a museum. The exhibits focus on the
themes of Era, Conflict, Understanding, and Remembrance. The exhibit also explores how
historians and archaeologists learned what happened at the fort. Important artifact
collections are featured in the museum exhibits, including War of 1812 weapons,
accouterments, uniforms and personal items of soldiers.
Historical interpreters dressed in 1812 clothing present demonstrations of camp life, weapons,
and other activities throughout the summer. Reenactments and special events further highlight
America’s rich military history.
More information may be found at www.fortmeigs.org