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!

July 4, 2023

See the celebrations of July 4, 1813 recreated.

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 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