Welcome to Perry's Victory

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada and the U.S. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world.

A woman in a blue shirt listens to a park ranger who points to a wall map of the War of 1812
Trip Planning Information

Basic information is helpful when planning a visit. Get answers to questions about open hours, fees, weather and more.

Atop the column of Perry's Victory and international Peace Memorial is a bronze urn.
Visit the Memorial

Rising 352 feet above Lake Erie, The Memorial dominates the views. Learn what requires a fee and what is free, how to get tickets, and more.

Circle drive in front of a tan building with a green roof and memorial column rising in the blue sky
Visitor Center at Perry's Victory

Begin your visit watching a 15 minute video, exploring exhibits, attending a ranger program and purchasing tickets to the Memorial.

Multiple golf carts are parked in the lot next to the2-story visitor center
Current Conditions

Get updated information on the hours of operation, current road, parking and weather conditions at the park.

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Fees and Passes

The park grounds, memorial plaza and rotunda are free. Tickets to the observation deck and park passes are sold in the visitor center.

A rectangular brown sign with the Memorials name and a black stripe across the top.
Directions and Transportation

Your transportation options for getting to the island include car and ferry, plane or boat. Click for directions to the park.

six people in 1812 costumes sit in a wooden boat with oars at rest
Photos & Multimedia

Videos, photos, and interactive maps explore the time and place of Perry's victory

NPS Park Ranger fills a counertop display with Junior Ranger Books
Kids and Youth Activities

Junior Ranger books are available in the visitor center. Find out what other programs are designed for kids!

Bird’s eye view of the village and harbor of Put-in-Bay.
View from Observation Deck

Check out the view from the Observation Deck 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from your computer or mobile device.

Last updated: April 22, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 549
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456


419 285-2184

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