Things To Do
From mid-June through the end of August, Park Rangers offer interpretive talks about the Battle of Lake Erie, the War of 1812, construction of the monument, and other topics of interest. Talks normally occur on the plaza at the base of the Memorial and are usually offered on the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On weekends, Rangers offer living history demonstrations. Dressed in War of 1812 military and civilian uniforms, Rangers present talks about the Battle and the war, concluded with a firing demonstration of reproduction flintlock muskets. On scheduled weekends there are firing demonstrations of a reproduction 32-pounder carronade.
Did You Know?
The United States went to war against Great Britain in an unprepared state. When war was declared on June 18, 1812 the Royal Navy possessed three warships for every U.S. naval gun. The British Navy outnumbered the U.S. Navy 17 to 1.