Toledo, Ohio audio tour: Explore Fort Meigs: Ohio’s War of 1812 Battlefield

Explore Fort Meigs: Ohio’s War of 1812 Battlefield

Walking Tour

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90 mins
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0.7mi

About the Tour

Discover Ohio’s role in the War of 1812 at one of America’s largest reconstructed log forts.

On this walking tour, you’ll learn how British and Canadian troops, assisted by a confederation of American Indians under Tecumseh, besieged the fort twice. Explore how the 10-acre log garrison, with seven blockhouses and five emplacements presented a formidable defense and earned the nickname “the Gibraltar of the Northwest”. Experience the war at this National Historic Landmark through soldiers’ letters and diaries. This family-friendly tour is a must for anyone visiting Northwest Ohio.

Audio Recorded by Amadeus Audio Productions.

Voice Actors:
• Drew Williams
• Youseff Baddar
• Robb Rodela
• David Mohler
• Octavio Vazquez

Music and Sound Effects provided by John Thompson, Manager of Programs, Fort Meigs Association.

Tour Producer

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Tedd Long

Welcome to Northwest Ohio! I'm Tedd Long, writer and curator of www.holytoledohistory.com. I love introducing guests to my favorite local history stories and showing off the Maumee Valley. I also enjoy hearing people who have lived here all their life say things like, "Gee, I didn't know that!" or "I never knew that was here!" Plus, I'm known for never missing a good meal so I'll make sure to pass along where to catch a delicious bite to eat or enjoy a relaxing drink while we're out and about. Whether we're walking or driving—I have so much to share! Let's go...

Major Landmarks

  • Fort Meigs State Memorial

  • Fort Meigs Visitor Center

  • Fort Meigs Museum Legacy of Freedom Exhibit

  • Museum Store

  • General Harrison Classrooms

Directions to Starting Point

Fort Meigs is located at 29100 W. River Rd. (OH-65) in Perrysburg, Ohio. You must purchase a Fort Meigs admission ticket to enter the fort. The fort is open Wednesday-Saturday 9:30 am-5 pm, and Sunday 12 pm-5 pm. The tour starts just outside the Visitor Center, on the path leading to the fort's western gate.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Maumee and Perrsyburg offer great eating options on either side of the Maumee River.

Best time of day

The fort is open Wednesday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm, and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Weekday touring is less crowded.

Precautions

Make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen and good walking shoes.

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Explore Fort Meigs: Ohio’s War of 1812 Battlefield