The Memorial Column and Observation Deck are currently closed due to restoration. The Memorial 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 »
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Welcome to Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. South Bass Island has been an ideal stopping point for boaters ever since Native Americans "put in at the bay" during their many journeys across the lake. The area is known for its walleye fishing, eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and nightly entertainment.
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Lake Erie Islands
Did You Know?
The phrase emblazoned on Perry’s flag, “Dont give up the ship” were not Perry’s words, but the dying utterance of U.S. Captain James Lawrence. Lawrence, a good friend of Perry, was killed commanding the U.S.S. Chesapeake in an action with the British ship H.M.S. Shannon on June 1, 1813.