INDEPENDENCE DAY 1813
July 4, 2021
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!
July 4, 1813 was a day of festivity at Fort Meigs. Soldiers fired 18 shots from cannons in a National Salute and spent the day celebrating the founding of the nation they were defending. Join us as we recreate Independence Day 1813 with weapons demos, historic music presentations, and civilian activities.
12:00 p.m. – Site Opens
12:30 p.m. – History Tour Begins at the Rear Doors of the Visitor Center.
1:15 p.m. – On the Grand Parade – Review of Artillery Crew and Battery Drill
2:00 p.m. – On the Grand Parade – Independence Day 18 Gun Salute. (18 Toasts, 18 Songs, 18 Guns)
3:30 p.m. – On the field near the monument – Musket Rate of Fire Challenge.
5:00 p.m. – Site Closes
$10 for Adults
$8 for Seniors
$5 for Children
Free: Children 5 & under, Fort Meigs Annual Pass holders and Ohio History Connection Members