2018 Fort Meigs Independence Day
Relive July 4, 1813 at Fort Meigs Independence Day celebration on July 4th each year at historic Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio. The highlight activity of the Fort Meigs Independence Day celebration is the eighteen-gun National Salute accompanied by toasts and fife and drum music starting at 2 p.m. on July 4th.
Fort Meigs Independence Day
July 4, 1813 was celebrated with cannon firings, toasts, music, and a day of leisure at Fort Meigs. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians will recreate this day through cannon firings, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for children.
This morning at sunrise we fired thirteen guns in honor of the 4th of July, 1776. At 1 o’clock we fired eighteen, the National salute, they were all fired from two brass twelve pounders. After the firing was over the officers all repaired to a large bower prepared by Lieut. Hawkins near the lower magazine and partook of a fine dinner. There were 18 toasts drank.
~ Captain Daniel Cushing, 2nd Regiment, U.S. Artillery – July 4, 1813
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days
EVENT ADMISSION RATES
Seniors (60+): $7.00
Ages 5 & Under: FREE
OHC members: FREE
U.S. Military (Active Duty & Family): FREE
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Fort Meigs Independence Day celebration on July 4th each year at historic Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio.
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