HISTORY COMES ALIVE IN OHIO

Take time to experience history.  This summer hundreds of reenactors take to the fields and water to share our history’s most brutal battles.  These reenactments offer visitors a glimpse of the battlefields and camps.   Visitors will view battles, demonstrations, and learn about history.

ASHTABULA COUNTY

D-DAY Conneaut
Dates:  August 17-19, 2017
Rain or shine.
Location:  Conneaut, OH
For directions click here.

D-Day Conneaut is fast becoming America’s premier living history event by being the most realistic and educational annual reenactment of D-Day – June 6th, 1944.

Since 1999, this annual recreation of the amphibious Allied landings upon the beaches of Normandy, France, has thrilled thousands of spectators. The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township Park, Conneaut, Ohio, and assembles over 1,200 re-enactors from across the United States and Canada. Remarkably, the 250 yard long beach and sloping adjacent terrain closely resemble Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

 

For visitor information visit
Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

LAKE COUNTY


Civil War Encampment Weekend—Fee Free Days!
Dates:  July 15-16, 2017
Time:  11am – 4pm
Location:  James A. Garfield National Historic Site
8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH  44060
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Back by popular demand for an eighth straight year! Enjoy a weekend Civil War encampment on the grounds of President Garfield’s home. Learn more about camp life, the experience of battle, and future President James A. Garfield’s experiences fighting for the Union. Includes numerous reenactor groups and some live firing demonstrations with blank cartridges. Free of charge.

 

OTTAWA COUNTY

204th Commemeration of the Battle of Lake Erie
Dates:  September 8-10, 2017
Time:  Saturday 11am – 4pm | Sunday 11am – 3pm
Admission:  Free
Location:  Perry;s Victory & International Peace Memorial
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
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All events are free, open to the public, and held at Perry’s Victory and international Peace Memorial unless otherwise noted.

Historic encampment with hands-on learning stations, music and historic weapon firings will be set up on the lawn.

 

Miller Ferry can get you to the Island. For more information click here.

 

 




SUMMIT COUNTY

Civil War Encampment at Hale Farm & Village
Dates:  August 12-13, 2017
Location:  Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Rd, Bath, OH
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Visit Hale Farm & Village on August 12 and 13 for Ohio’s largest annual Civil War Reenactment. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and excitement of the battle.
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TUSCARAWAS COUNTY

BAR Revolutionary War Encampment and Reenactment
Date: July 8-9, 2017
Time:  Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.
Location:  Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar, OH  44612
330.874.2059
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Admission:  Admission for the event is $10/for adults and $5 for children 12 & under.
Ready, Aim, Fire! Travel back in time and spend a weekend at Fort Laurens during Revolution on the Tuscarawas: Revolutionary War Encampment and Re-enactment. On Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, explore British and Continental camps, meet soldiers from both sides of the conflict, learn about colonial American life, and more! Kids can enjoy musket drills, colonial American games, and crafts throughout the event. Tours of Fort Laurens Museum and grounds will run both days. To close out both days, watch a mock battle for American Independence.

 

WOOD COUNTY

Independence Day 1813
Time: 12:00-5:00
Location: Fort Meigs 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551
Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors (60+), $4 students, Free OHC members and ages 5 and under
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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. The highlight activity is the eighteen-gun National Salute accompanied by toasts and fife and drum music starting at 2 p.m.

Pictured above: Fort Meigs Cannon credit to Fort Meigs Historic Site.
Photo credit to Elizabeth Raymond