Three phones next to each other open to different pages on the NPS App.

The NPS App

Begin your journey on the NPS app where you can listen to audio descriptions of what to see and things to do. The App offers photo galleries, directions, and a list of amenities. Get access to the park hours, calendar, and other essential trip planning information.

The NPS app is available to download through the Apple Store and Google Play.

The Interagency Access Pass shows an owl in flight over a grass meadow.
The Interagency Access Pass
Photo on the pass is by Steven Koehler, Yellowstone National Park

A Lifetime NPS Pass

Cost: Free
Available for: US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.

How to purchase:

A person with an access pass and a drivers license or equivalent identification receives free entry to the Memorial observation deck along with three additional adults. Go to the visitor center on the day of your visit to get a ticket with a reserved time to ride the elevator to the observation deck.

For information on all passes go to the fees page for other fee and pass options.


Audio/Visual Assistance


  • The 15-minute park film shown in the visitor center auditorium has open captions. Additionally, on a large monitor near the front entrance, a Great Lakes Restoration video provides open captions
  • Videos found on this website have closed captions and are audio described.

Assistive Listening

  • The park's 15-minute film about the Battle of Lake Erie and the War of 1812 is open-captioned and equipped with an assistive listening system. Inquire at the information desk.
  • Upon request from the ranger, wireless assistive listening devices are loaned to visitors so they can better enjoy the ranger programs. If a large group please give us a call ahead of time so we can arrange enough for your group.
  • Also if you need sign language or other language translation please call ahead of time so we can make accommodations for your visit.

Audio Description

  • Most sections of the NPS app require audio descriptions and park videos are also audio described.

Large Print & Braille

  • Large print and braille versions of the official Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Map & Guide are available at visitor centers, or by contacting the park.
an open entry hall where visitors are sitting near and milling around exhibits including a white marble statue.
From the front door to the back porch, visitors can experience the stories and the history revealed via a variety of interactive exhibits and photo collections. Choose to sit or move about.

NPS Photo

While Visiting the Park

Visitor Center

The visitor center has an accessible front entrance from the driveway to the door and into the building. The second and third entrances which are most often used to exit the visitor center lead visitors toward the Memorial. These doors are at opposing sides of a two-story window. The doors have automatic openers and swing open onto wide porches. There are two benches on each porch. Between the porch and the sidewalk are three steps without railings and no accessible ramp.


The visitor center is an open space with a vaiety of exhibits from murals to maps, and an encased diorama of the Battle of Lake Erie. Most exhibits are physically accessible but have other accessible limitations such as a lack of audio descriptions or tactile opportunities. A 2-story window has a view of the Memorial and grounds. At the window is an accessible horizontal exhibit panel with interactive elements that recalls the steps of building of the memorial.

Park Store and Restrooms

Inside the visitor center is the park store. The space may be restricted by a merchandise rack but in general is accessible. Rangers are available to assist.

The only accessible women's and men's restrooms in the park are located in the visitor center.

the east aspect of  Perrry's Victory Memorial clouds streak a blue sky and green grass in foreground
This is the east side of the Memorial where the public restrooms are located.

NPS photo by Rob Whitman

Access to the Memorial

Where to Get Tickets

Get tickets with an entry time from the visitor center on the day of your visit. If using an access or any other America the Beautiful federal pass, entry is free but tickets are still required. Go to the fee page for complete details.

Reaching the Memorial

An accessible route to the Memorial is not available due to its historic design and construction. From the surrounding grounds and parking area, there are seven concrete steps with a railing to reach the lower plaza. An additional 12 steps with railings are required to reach to the upper plaza and access to the rotunda. From the upper plaza there are 37 narrow curving stone steps built inside the Memorial to get to the lower elevator landing. Halfway up the stairway is a landing with a bench to rest.

The rotunda is also accessed from the upper plaza via four doors located around the Memorial. This requires three steps down without a railing. For a description of what is inside the rotunda click this link to Visit the Memorial page.

Alternative Experiences

An alternative 360-degree view can be seen via the webcams that look out on the lake from the observation deck. Also spend time inside the accessible and climate controlled visitor center where you can experience all the stories and people surrounding the Battle of Lake Erie and International Peace.


Ranger Programs

See information at the top of this page regarding assistive listening devices available from a ranger at the information desk.

Ranger talks are presented Monday thru Thursday on the back porch of the visitor center. The back porch is accessible but is easiest to reach by entering visitor center through the front door. Please call the visitor center at 419 285-2184 in advance of your visit if any other accommodations are required.

Historic weapons demonstrations occur every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM on the hour. Follow the sidewalk in front of the lower plaza steps to the east side of the Memorial Meet the rangers in period dress.

Click this link for additional information about other ranger programs.

Service Animals

Service Animals are welcome in all park facilities.

Last updated: July 15, 2023

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PO Box 549
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456


419 285-2184

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