Memorial and Visitor Center Open Weekends
The Memorial & Visitor Center are now open Friday to Monday till November 2, 2014. On Fridays and Mondays check at the Visitor Center for personal tours of Memorial. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm. More »
End of Season
The last day of the 2014 season for the Memorial and Visitor Center will be open on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Hours are 10am to 5pm.
Memorial To Undergo Restoration Study from September 8 until October 17, 2014
For Immediate Release –August 22, 2014
PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO –The Memorial at Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial will close Monday, September 8 for a joint investigation study to prepare for the future repointing and cleaning of the column surfaces. The closure is necessary as workers will be utilizing swing stages hanging from the top of the Memorial to conduct the study. Due to safety concerns during the joint investigation work, visitors will be unable access the Memorial, Superintendent Blanca Alvarez Stransky announced today.
"We realize our visitors will be disappointed because of the temporary closure but unfortunately, phase-one of the study needs to be conducted before cooler weather sets in. The study will provide valuable information for the upcoming restoration of the Memorial," said Stransky.
The Visitor Center will remain open and visitors can safely view the work from the park grounds.Park Rangers will be on hand to provide information about the study and answer any questions.There will also be special ranger programs, living history demonstrations and musket firings.For more information, please call (419)285-2184 or visit www.nps/gov/pevi.
Did You Know?
Six officers killed in the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813 were re-interred in Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial on September 11, 1913. American officers, John Brooks, Henry Laub, and John Clark. British officers, Robert Finnis, John Garland, and James Garden.