Traffic Advisory: OH-65 is closed between OH-25 and N. Ridge Dr.

Detour from OH-25/Dixie Hwy west on Eckel Junction Rd to Ft Meigs Rd. Turn right on Ft Meigs Rd then turn right on W. River Rd. Our entrance will be on the left.

Fort Meigs

Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

Legacy of Freedom: The Fort Meigs Museum

The Exhibits

View of the Era exhibit of the Fort Meigs Museum
Era

Discover frontier Ohio. This section of the Fort Meigs Museum is filled with maps and descriptions of the early Native inhabitants and how they came into conflict with Europeans and Americans.

View of the Conflict exhibit of the Fort Meigs Museum
Conflict

Explore the history of the War of 1812 and the role that Fort Meigs played within the war. Hundreds of artifacts, most of which were found on-site, help tell the story of Fort Meigs.

View of the Understanding exhibit of the Fort Meigs Museum
Understanding

Learn how archaeologists and historians were able to discover what took place here 200 years ago. Watch a video about the discovery of two horses found buried here - the first horses ever recovered from a War of 1812 site.

View of the Remembrance exhibit of the Fort Meigs Museum
Remembrance

Learn how the men who served at Fort Meigs remembered their experiences, as well as how people of later generations immortalized them.

We have yet to speak of the slain, the wounded, and the dying, as these must be taken into the account in reckoning the cost.

~ Private Alfred M. Lorrain
Virginia Militia

The Artifacts

This is just a small sample of the artifacts found on display at Fort Meigs. More artifacts will be highlighted as time goes on.

Greenville Treaty Wampum Belt
Greenville Treaty Wampum Belt
Franklinton Courthouse Weathervane
Franklinton Courthouse Weathervane
Ohio Militia Musician's Coatee
Ohio Militia Musician's Coatee
5.5" Bomb Fragments
5.5" Bomb Fragments
General Henry Proctor's Watch Chain and Fob
General Henry Proctor's Watch Chain and Fob
General Henry Proctor's Letter Seal
General Henry Proctor's Letter Seal
Francis Tansel Powder Horn
Francis Tansel Powder Horn
Prisoner Report to Colonel Bostwick
Prisoner Report to Colonel Bostwick