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Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Northern Early America

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Fort Recovery
Fort Recovery Historical Society
One Fort Site Street
Ft. Recovery, OH 45846
Phone: 419-375-4649
1-800-283-8920 (toll free)
History

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.

Hours

June-August

Daily 12-5pm

May and September

Monday-Friday, Closed
Saturday 12-5
Sunday 12-5
Same hours apply on Memorial Day and Labor Day

Admission

OHC Members Free

Adults $5.00
Children 6-12 $2.00
Children 5 & under Free

School Groups (inquire - $2 per child)

Park Admission Free

Groups

Group tours by appointment. Guided tours are available March through November. Call 419-375-4649

Location

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

Site Manager

Barb Meiring

Communities and Related Links
Fort Recovery Website
Dayton, OH
Lima, OH
Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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