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2018 Special Events at Fort Meigs Historic Site

Posted Dec 17th, 2017 by Dan Woodward  Category: Education, Events

 

Fort Meigs Historic Site

Fort Meigs is the largest reconstructed wooden-walled fort in the United States. In 1813, it successfully defended Ohio against two attacks by British and Native American forces. Today, the reconstructed fort and museum tell the story of this National Historic Landmark. Reenactments, special events, and activities take place all year.

2018 Special Events

First Siege 1813
Educational
5/26/2018 & 5/27/2018
9:30am – 5:00pm

Join us as Fort Meigs hosts re-enactors from across the U.S. and Canada to commemorate the First Siege of Fort Meigs by recreating authentic military camps and tactical demonstrations. Experience period camps, musket and cannon demonstrations, battle re-enactments, hands-on activities, and more!

#fortmeigs, #history, #warof1812, #perrysburg

$11 adults
$9 seniors
$6 students
$2 OHC members
Free Ages 5 & Under

Memorial Day Commemoration
Educational
5/28/2018
12:00pm – 5:00pm

http://www.fortmeigs.org/memorialday

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.

#fortmeigs, #history, #perrysburg, #memorial day

$10 adults
$8 seniors
$5 students
Free OHC members
Free Ages 5 & Under

Muster on the Maumee
Educational
6/16/2018 – 6/17/2018

See the evolution of the common soldier. Soldiers, artisans, and civilians give demonstrations throughout the weekend. Period military camps are open for visiting. Weapon demonstrations take place each day. Special emphasis on World War II this year!

#fortmeigs, #history, #military, #perrysburg

$11 adults
$9 seniors
$6 students
$2 OHC members
Free Ages 5 & Under

9:30am – 5:00pm
Fort Meigs Historic Site

Independence Day 1813
Educational
7/4/2018
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Fort Meigs Historic Site
http://www.fortmeigs.org/independence

July 4, 1813 was celebrated with cannon firings, toasts, music, and a day of leisure at Fort Meigs. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians will recreate this day through cannon firings, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for children. The highlight activity is the eighteen-gun National Salute accompanied by toasts and fife and drum music starting at 2 p.m.

#fortmeigs, #history, #4thofjuly, #perrysburg

$10 adults
$8 seniors
$5 students
Free OHC members
Free Ages 5 & Under

Revolution on the Ohio Frontier
Educational
8/25/2018 – 8/26/2018
9:30am – 5:00pm
Fort Meigs Historic Site
http://www.fortmeigs.org/revolution

Fort Meigs hosts the Revolution! Revolutionary War soldiers come to Fort Meigs to recreate life in early America with battles, weapon demonstrations, and more. Visit the army encampments and talk to the soldiers about life in early America. And the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries saw a revolution in American government as well as American culture and technology. Discover more about life in early Ohio with demonstrations of the skilled crafts and trades of the time. Hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts are on-going throughout the weekend.

#fortmeigs, #history, #military, #revolution, #perrysburg
$10 adults
$8 seniors
$5 students
Free OHC members
Free Ages 5 & Under

Garrison Ghost Walk
Holiday Event
10/19/2018
10/20/2018
10/26/2018
10/27/2018
7:00pm
9:00pm
Fort Meigs Historic Site
http://www.fortmeigs.org/ghostwalk

Come to Fort Meigs for a “spirited” stroll this fall at the Garrison Ghost Walk. Tour the fort with your 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of this historic place. The whole family will enjoy hearing tales from the past, and while the ghosts may not be real, the fun certainly is! Proceeds from this event go to the Old Northwest Military History Association, the volunteer association of Fort Meigs. Advance tickets required. Online only

#fortmeigs, #history, #ghosts, #halloween, #perrysburg, #spooky

$10 ages 13+
$5 ages 6-12
Not recommended for ages 5 & under

Holiday Open House
Holiday Event
12/9/2018
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Fort Meigs Historic Site
http://www.fortmeigs.org/holiday

Join us in the Visitor Center to celebrate the holidays. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians will be on hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions about the War of 1812 and camp life. Enjoy holiday music, refreshments, and hands-on activities. While you’re here, shop our museum store for unique holiday gifts! Site open Noon – 5:00 p.m. Event hours 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

#fortmeigs, #history, #christmas, #perrysburg

$2 adults & students
Free OHC members and ages 5 & under

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