Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial
Photo Credit: Lake Erie Shores and Islands
The memorial is located on the east side of the Village of Put-in-Bay. See ferryboat directions in listing for Discovery Site #20.
The United States gained military control over Lake Erie following the Battle of Lake Erie on Sept. 10, 1813. Led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval forces defeated and captured a fleet of British warships, enabling the U.S. to block British supplies to Detroit, and allowed General William Henry Harrison to successfully defeat British and Native American forces at the Thames River the next month.
National Park Service, (419) 285-2184 or www.nps.gov/pevi
Open at 10 a.m. daily late-April through September. Open October Friday through Monday. Closing times vary from 5-6 p.m. depending on time of year. Admission is $7 for those 16 and older.