• Niagara and Monument

    Perry's Victory & International Peace

    Memorial Ohio

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    The Memorial Column and Observation Deck are currently closed due to restoration. The Memorial may reopen for the weekends of Oct. 18 – 19, Oct. 25 – 26 and Nov. 1 – 2, contingent on the restoration process. The Visitor Center is open until Nov. 2. More »

Monument View

NE View from observation deck PEVI

Perry's Victory Visitor Center in Put-in-Bay, Ohio on South Bas Island.

NPS Photo

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.

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Lake Erie Islands

Did You Know?

Brig Niagara sails between the British line.

Commodore Perry, aboard the Niagara, won the first US Navy fleet action and captured an entire British squadron. Perry reported "Dear General (Harrison): We have met the enemy and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop. Yours with great respect and esteem, O.H. Perry".