Things To Do

  • Explore the Visitor Center
    The Perry's Victory Visitor Center offers art, exhibits and artifacts from the Battle of Lake Erie. A 15 minute film covering the history of the battle is shown regularly throughout the day. The Visitor Center and film are free and open to the public, 10 am to 6 pm. daily, during the operating season. Last ascent to Observation Deck begins at 5:30 pm.

  • Visit the Memorial
    Rising 352 feet above Lake Erie, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is the most dominant feature of the Lake Erie Islands. After a climb of 37 steps to the lower landing, an elevator takes visitors to the tallest open air observation deck in the National Park Service. On a moderately clear day the observation deck offers a panoramic view of the Lake Erie Islands and the shorelines of Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario. See the virtual view here.

  • Black Powder Demonstrations
    Firing demonstrations of reproduction flintlock muskets take place ever Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On scheduled weekends there are firing demonstrations of a reproduction 32-pounder carronade.

  • Ranger Programs
    Park Rangers offer interpretive talks Monday through Thursday on a wide array of topics from the Battle of Lake Erie, construction of the monument, natural sciences, and more. Talks are offered on the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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