Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Northern Early America
Fort Recovery Historical Society
One Fort Site Street
Ft. Recovery, OH 45846
1-800-283-8920 (toll free)
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.
May and September
Same hours apply on Memorial Day and Labor Day
OHC Members Free
Children 6-12 $2.00
Children 5 & under Free
School Groups (inquire - $2 per child)
Park Admission Free
Group tours by appointment. Guided tours are available March through November. 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.
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