2019 Fort Meigs Muster on the Maumee
Experience a military timeline at Fort Meigs Muster on the Maumee on June 15-16, 2018 at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio. “Ten Centuries of Soldiers” is on display on Fathers Day weekend each year at Fort Meigs Muster on the Maumee where you can witness the evolution of the common soldier. At Fort Meigs Muster on the Maumee, soldiers, artisans, and civilians give demonstrations throughout the weekend. Period military camps are open for visiting. Weapon demonstrations take place each day.
Fort Meigs Muster on the Maumee
Military history enthusiasts will not want to miss the unique “Muster” being hosted by Fort Meigs where you will see the evolution of the common soldier from the Vikings to the Roman soldiers to the modern American military.
One of the largest and most diverse historical events in the US, Fort Meigs Muster on the Maumee featues military re-enactors portraying soldiers from 10 centuries, including: Vikings, Roman legions, medieval footmen, soldiers of the American Revolution and Civil War, soldiers of World War I and II and servicemen from the war in Vietnam.
Visit period military camps where re-enactors answer questions about their particular era. Throughout the day there will also be numerous weapons demonstrations involving muskets, rifles and artillery.
Period artisans and tradespeople will be on hand giving demonstrations and offering their merchandise for sale. There will also be an abundance of food available for purchase at the USO Canteen.
Fort Meigs Re-Enactors Invited
Re-enactors are invited to attend Muster on the Maumee. Pre-registration is required. Register individually or register your entire unit – all on one form! Head to the Muster on the Maumee registration form now!
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days
Detailed schedule below
EVENT ADMISSION RATES
Seniors (60+): $9.00
OHC members: $2.00
Ages 5 & Under: FREE
U.S. Military (Active Duty & Family): FREE
Fort Meigs Muster on the Maumee Mini-Gallery
29100 W. River Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551
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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.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Fort Meigs Muster on the Maumee in June on Father’s Day Weekend at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio.
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