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2019 Fort Meigs Independence Day

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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

EVENT HOURS
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days

EVENT ADMISSION RATES
Adults: $11.00
Seniors (60+): $9.00
Students: $6.00
OHC members: $2.00
Ages 5 & Under: FREE
U.S. Military (Active Duty & Family): FREE

Location
Fort Meigs
29100 W. River Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551

For More Information: Call 419.874.4121; Email info@fortmeigs.org

For More Information: Call 419.874.4121; Email info@fortmeigs.org

Fort Meigs Independence Day Mini-Gallery

About Fort Meigs: War of 1812 Bastion Against the British
Fort Meigs, named after then Governor of Ohio, Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr., was first built as a reaction to British attacks on American forts in the Northwest Territory during the War of 1812. It was built in what is now Perrysburg, Ohio, on a bluff overlooking the Maumee River rapids. Ground was broken on February 2, 1813 under the orders of General William Henry Harrison, who wanted to fortify the region. Throughout the next three months professional soldiers and militiamen alike persevered through cold winter weather and mud that would at times be knee-deep. Despite horrid weather and disease in the camp, the American army was able to complete Fort Meigs by the end of April, 1813, just in time for a British attack. Begin your journey in the Fort Meigs Visitor Center. Purchase tickets to explore the fort or shop the museum store. The administrative offices, museum, education center, restrooms and vending machines are all found in the Visitor Center. All visits to Fort Meigs begin and end here. It is your gateway to life in 1813! For more information about Fort Meigs, click the link in the ‘venue’ section.

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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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