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    Perry's Victory & International Peace

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    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 »

Things To Do

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Explore the Visitor Center
The Perry's Victory Visitor Center offers a variety of art, exhibits and artifacts from the Battle of Lake Erie. The 15 minute film which covers the history of the battle is shown regularly throughout the day. The Visitor Center and film are free and open to the public. Doors are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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Ranger and visitors on the memorial observation deck

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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. Interred beneath the rotunda floor are the remains of the three American and three British officers who were killed during the Battle of Lake Erie. Carved in the rotunda walls are the names of Perry's vessels along with the names of the Americans who were killed or wounded in the battle. After a climb of 37 steps to the lower landing, an elevator takes visitors to an open air observation deck 317 feet above Lake Erie. 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.


Ranger in historic dress firing flinklock musket

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See a Black Powder Demonstration
Firing demonstrations of reproduction flintlock muskets take place ever Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the hour from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On scheduled weekends there are firing demonstrations of a reproduction 32-pounder carronade.


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Go to a Ranger Program
Park Rangers offer interpretive talks Monday through Thursday on a wide array of topics from the Battle of Lake Erie, the War of 1812, construction of the monument, natural sciences, and more. Talks normally occur on the plaza at the base of the Memorial and are offered on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The daily programs will be listed in the Perry's Victory Visitor Center.


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Become a Junior Ranger
Come to the Visitor Center to get a fun and free Junior Ranger activity booklet which helps you explore and learn about the park. You can earn your very own badge and become an official Junior Ranger when you finish! There are also special Kid's programs with educational, hands-on activities offered daily at 1:00 p.m.

Did You Know?

Perry's Victory & IPM, Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

The Doric Column at Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is the only international peace memorial in the National Park Service and stands 47 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The upper deck platform is 12 feet taller than the statue of Liberty’s torch.