Visitors to Fort Meigs today and Sunday can take a step back in time...way back in time.
During the two-day Muster on the Maumee at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, military re-enactors will be portraying soldiers from 10 centuries including vikings, medieval knights, those from the American Revolution, Napoleonic troops, and from both World Wars, among others.
Period camps are set up, and activities include demonstrations by the troops of their uniforms and weapons.
Returning this year to the historic timeline event: the popular pike college. Guests can learn how to use a 16-foot long pike and find out details about its role on the battlefield.
Also back by popular demand is jousting on horseback by medieval knights.
New this year is the Ordinary History, Extraordinary Women walk. Visitors can take a guided walk through the different camps and learn about women’s significant role in the military throughout the ages.
Vendors will have items for sale along Sutler’s Row, and living historians, craftsmen, and artisans will demonstrate their skills and trades for the public.
Elsewhere on the grounds, the USO canteen will be open for business.
Fort Meigs is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday.
Event admission is $9 for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 for children (6 to 18 years); $1 for Ohio Historical Society members, and children 5 and under are free. Prices for a two-day pass are adults, $13.50; seniors, $12.00, and children, $7.50
Fort Meigs, the largest reconstructed, wooden-walled fort in the country, is located one mile west of downtown Perrysburg at 29100 W. River Road (State Rt. 65).
For more information on this event or other events at the National Historic Landmark, visit fortmeigs.org.