Fort Meigs
Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio
29100 West River Road • Perrysburg OH 43551 • 419-874-4121
The Ohio Historical Society started the painstaking work of reconstructing Fort Meigs in the late 1960s and opened the museum to the public in 1974. The reconstruction of the fort on its original location was one of the Society's major projects to celebrate the nation's bicentennial. The archaeological excavations associated with the project uncovered significant artifacts that help scholars understand military life during the early republic. The Society marked the completion of major restoration of the reconstructed fort on Saturday May 3, 2003. The project was one of the largest of the many legacy projects the Society planned to commemorate the state's bicentennial year. The $6.2 million renovation included construction of a Museum & Education Center, new and renovated exhibits in the museum and four fort blockhouses, reconstruction of the stockade and outdoor interpretive signs and landscaping. The museum building is 14,000 square feet and cost $2.9 million.