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Fort Meigs, OhioFort Meigs

Fort Meigs is the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled fort in the United States. The original fort, built in 1813, withstood two sieges by the British. Historical interpreters and museum exhibits tell the story of the fort's role in the War of 1812.

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201st Anniversary of the Siege of Fort Meigs
Start Date: 2014-05-24 End Date: 2014-05-25
Location: Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, OH
Price: $8.00 Adults; $4.00 Students; OHS members free
The British are coming! May 5, 1813 marked the bloodiest day of fighting during the First Siege of Fort Meigs. Plan now to attend our special bicentennial commemorations of this crucial event. The actions at Fort Meigs in May, 1813 reverberated throughout Ohio and indeed, throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Join reenactors from across North America as they recreate life at the Fort in the Spring of 1813. See camp life activities, weapon demonstrations, battle recreations, and more—you can be sure to expect a lot at this exciting annual event!

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