Winter Hours: Beginning January through March 2024, our new Winter Quarter Hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm to 4:00pm


The Fort Meigs visitor center and museum are open year round!

Reduced rates are offered during our winter quarter. Admission includes the viewing of WGTE’s Fort Meigs introductory video, and access to The Legacy of Freedom, our state-of-the-art War of 1812 Museum.

The reconstructed fort and outdoor exhibits are closed for the winter from November 1 – March 31.

Click here to begin planning your visit.

Fort Meigs Historic Site is managed by the Fort Meigs Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit, on behalf of the Ohio History Connection

Tea and Historic Craft

February 18, 2024 | 2pm – 4pm

Enjoy a Cup of Tea!

Join us for a special afternoon of tea and crafts. These events run from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and are included with general admission to the site. The historic craft varies each event.

Craft: Making a Hussif- a historical sewing kit

Second Sunday Games at Fort Meigs

Sunday, February 11th 1pm to 4pm.

No experience with tabletop gaming is necessary to play.

Historical Miniatures Games

Hoplite Warfare- Ancient battles fought between Greek city-states during the Age of the Phalanx. 28mm. Figs. Ages 10+ Rules taught.

Medieval Combat – Man to Man Combat with Axe and Sword. 30mm. figures. A game for players 10+ Rules taught.

The War of 1812 – British and U.S. forces meet on the battlefield. This game is designed for players new to historical miniatures. 54mm. plastic soldiers, Ages 10+ Rules taught.

Wings of War, WW1- A fast-play game of the air war over France. For adults and kids 10+. Easy rules taught.

Games for the Whole Family

March to Ft. Meigs – Move your soldiers through the Black Swamp.

Escape the Death Star- Get out before it blows up!

Kart Race! – Can Mario finish first?

Dinosaur Adventure! – Make your way through the jungle.

Hop Frog! – Jump over other frogs to win.

Games for the Older kids

Artari 2600 – A classic video game in 3D.

Infection – You must absorb the enemy!

 All of the games are free to play with regular admission.

Check out our Podcast Series!

The Foot of the Rapids showcases diary entries, memoirs, letters home, poems, and music to convey exciting historic themes of The War of 1812.

Hosted by the staff of Fort Meigs Historic Site.

Photo credit: Weaver
Background image credit: Library of Congress