Special Events & Activities

ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS - 2024

January 21 & February 18, 2024

Enjoy tea and learn a new craft inspired by the skills of yesteryear.

  • May 11, 2024
  • June 22, 2024
  • July 19, 2024
  • September 28, 2024

Tour the fort by lantern light!

The Second Sunday of Each Month in 2024 

1pm-4pm

A wide variety of tabletop games designed to engage all levels of the family.

April 6-7, 2024

Live 1812 demonstrations with the 21st Infantry

Join us the first weekend the fort is open for the season! 

April 13 & 14, 2024

Learn the basics of heating, shaping, and bending metal while working on a reproduction of an early 19th century travelling forge, similar to those used by the U.S. Army during the War of 1812.

This is a beginners-level hands-on workshop. Space is extremely limited. Call 419-874-4121 to register. 

Cost: $110 per participant, $100 for OHC Members

Yesteryear’s Essentials Revisited: Fads and Fashions in the time of Jane Austen

 April 13-14, 2024

A weekend conference of lectures, workshops, presentations, and more. Learn more here.

May 11, 2024 | 10am – 3pm

Experience life in an 1812 kitchen!

$45 per participant. Please call 419-874-4121 to reserve a spot in the class

May 17 & 18, 2024

Fort Meigs hosts the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, Great Lakes Chapter War Gaming Conference. There are over 30 tabletop games featuring various historical time periods

 

May 25-26, 2024

See history come to life at this exciting War of 1812 reenactment.

Reenactors click here to register

May 27, 2024

Join us in honoring our nation’s fallen heroes.

June 14-16, 2024

Engage in epic Napoleonic battles in miniature!

 

June 15-16, 2024

Behold the conflict that engulfed the rest of the world during the War of 1812!

June 29-30, 2024

Explore the technological advancements from crossbows to gunpowder during the 15th to 17th centuries.

 

July 4, 2024

See the celebrations of July 4, 1813 recreated.

August 3, 2024 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ages 8-18 | $15 Per Student

Explore the links between history and archeology! Students will participate in mock excavations, hands on activity stations, themed presentations, and more! The staff at Fort Meigs has teamed up with professional archeologists from the University of Michigan to design this one of a kind hands on archeology program. To register please call 419-874-4121.

August 24-25, 2024

Discover the American Revolution!

Reenactors click here to register

Sept 21-22, 2024

Discover historic skills & trades.

Reenactors click here to register

October 18, 19, 25, 26, 2024

Discover the spookier side of this historic place.

November 2, 2024

Experience the War of 1812, World War II, and fantasy space battles in miniature!

 

December 8, 2024

See the fort decorated for the holidays and discover winter festivities in early America.

"A band of musick [sic] this evening drew the attention of the fort. It was composed of a drum, two flutes, two cornets and a lyre."

~ Anonymous Private
Simonton's Co., Ohio Militia
June 6, 1813

Image Credit: Fort Meigs