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Fort Meigs

I’ve always wanted to go inside one of these.   Any readers know what these were used for?  Taken at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, OH.

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Rick Finch - Hello Jordan,

That is a great picture of one of our blockhouses. The blockhouses at Fort Meigs were originally used in defense of the fort. The bottom level housed a cannon and crew while the upper level housed up to twenty men with muskets or rifles to fire at the attacking enemy.

Today, our blockhouses contain exhibits about the fort that cover among other topics, the construction of the fort, the two sieges that were fought at Fort Meigs, life at the fort, and one is set up as it would be in 1813.

The blockhouses are open Wednesday through Sunday and are avialable to tour with paid admission. We also have a 3,000 square foot museum with original artifacts and historical interpreters dressed as soldiers from the War of 1812. Visit http://www.fortmeigs.org for more information.

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