Special Events & Activities


January 22, February 26, & March 26, 2023

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

  • May 13, 2023
  • July 29, 2023
  • August 26, 2023

Tour the fort by lantern light!

The Second Sunday of Each Month in 2023 1pm-4pm

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

April 15, April 16, 2023

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. $75 per participant

April 22, 2023

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. *Prepaid Reservation Required*

Experience life in an 1812 kitchen! Learn how to cook on an open hearth with period kitchen tools.

Space is limited. Call 419-874-4121 to register. $40 per participant (historic recipe booklet and meal included!)


May 6-7, 2023

Examine the military make-up of the world’s armies 100 years after the War of 1812 and roughly 100 years hence. 


May 19-20, 2023

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 27-28, 2023

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

Reenactors click here to register

May 29, 2023

Join us in honoring our nation’s fallen heroes.

June 3-4, 2023

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

June 17-18, 2023

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

June 24, 2023

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. *Prepaid Registration Required*

One day archeology program for students ages 8-17

July 4, 2023

See the celebrations of July 4, 1813 recreated.

August 5, 2023

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Prepaid Registration Required*

Learn how to make your own reproduction leather document case based in an original owned by a shoemaker in the 1740s.

Space is limited

August 12-13, 2023

Discover the American Revolution!

Reenactors click here to register

Sept 23-24, 2023

Discover historic skills & trades.

Reenactors click here to register

October 20, 21, 27, 28, 2023

Discover the spookier side of this historic place.

November 3-4, 2023

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

December 10, 2023

Celebrate the holidays!

Coming in 2024

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.


"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