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.
The observation gallery offers a panoramic view of western Lake Erie. South Bass Island on which the monument stands, is the second largest of the American islands. You can usually see Middle Bass Island, North Bass Island, Johnson's Island, Kelley's Island, Pelee Island in Canada, and the Ohio mainland of Catawba Point and Marblehead Peninsula. On a real clear day you can see as far as Detroit, Toledo and Cleveland.
View from on top of the monument in QuickTime format.
Did You Know?
With the Amherstburg blockade by Oliver Hazard Perry, British commander Robert Barclay's supply line was cut. He needed food and equipment for his new flag ship the Detroit. By September 9, 1813 he was down to a day’s ration. So he removed the cannons from Fort Malden and placed them on the Detroit.