Fort Recovery

In late 1791, Miami Indians defeated General Arthur St. Clair's forces at this site along the Wabash River. Nearly three-quarters of St. Clair's men were killed or wounded in the Indian attack. In late 1793, General Anthony Wayne sent a force to build a four-blockhouse post named Recovery at the site of St. Clair's defeat. It was completed in March of 1794 and on June 30 of that year General Wayne's army defeated a huge Indian force. This set the stage for Wayne's final triumph at Fallen Timbers in August of 1794.

Today Fort Recovery State Memorial offers visitors a glimpse of the 1790's, featuring two reconstructed blockhouses with connecting stockade, a monument, and a museum.



Monday-Friday, Closed
Saturday 12-5
Sunday 12-5


Daily 12-5


Monday-Friday, Closed
Saturday 12-5
Sunday 12-5


OHS Members Free

Adults $2.00
Children 6-12 $1.00
Children 5 & under Free

School Groups $ .75 / Person

Park Admission Free


Group tours by appointment. Call 419-375-4649


Fort Recovery is near the intersection of State Route 119 and State Route 49, in the village of Fort Recovery, in Mercer County.

General Information

Fort Recovery
Fort Recovery Historical Society
One Fort Site Street
Ft. Recovery, OH 45846

Phone: 419-375-4649
1-800-283-8920 (toll free)

Site Manager

Barb Meiring

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Fort Recovery Website

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