October Hauntings and Happenings at Ohio's Fort Meigs

Wondering what to do on a nice fall day? Want a great place to get outside and experience history? Come to Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio. Fort Meigs is a War of 1812 battlefield featuring a reconstructed fort and museum. You still have a few weeks left! The fort remains open for visitation through the end of October. Stop in for a visit.

Museum open year ‘round
Stop by this winter to get your history fix. Don’t forget the museum and store is open the entire year. Will keep you posted on upcoming winter events. Winter admission prices (November through March) are $5 for adults, $4 for students and children five and under are free.

Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable
Thursday, October 21
Doug and Steve Johnson will speak on Thursday, October 21st at the Fort Meigs Visitor Center. The title of their talk is “War Gaming: From Military Training to Modern Hobby.” The meeting starts at 7:30 PM and is free and open to the public.

Join Messrs.’ Johnson and discover the role of war gaming in teaching military tactics and planning major offensive operations. Follow the progression of war gaming from its ancient military origins through the sand tables of WWII and its creation as a hobby for military history and gaming enthusiasts. A war game will be set up to help further illustrate this interesting aspect of military history and to better describe the hobby.

Garrison Ghost Walks  
Friday and Saturday, October 22, 23, 29, 30
Come for a “spirited” stroll through Fort Meigs. You and your 1812 guide will encounter the spookier side of this historic place. The whole family will enjoy hearing tales from the past by fire light, and while the ghosts may not be real, the fun certainly is. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 419-874-4121 or 800-283-8916 during normal operating hours.

Fort Meigs is located at 29100 W. River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio, which is just south of Toledo. Hours are: Wednesday – Saturday, 9:30 – 5 pm; and Sunday, Noon – 5 pm. For more information, call 419-874-4121 or visit www.fortmeigs.org.
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