Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. This battle was one of the most decisive battles during the conflict. The memorial has been the world's tallest Doric column since workers completed building it in 1915. It is the final resting place for six soldiers killed during the battle, and it also honors Oliver Hazard Perry, who led the troops. Three of the officers buried at this site near Put-in-Bay, Ohio, are Americans, while the other three are British. Event organizers regularly use the area surrounding the memorial to host various activities. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

Start your visit by walking around the fence surrounding Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. The government installed it when a piece of the column fell in 2006. Bring along your fishing gear so that you can fish in Lake Eerie. Take the memorial tour to learn about the events that occurred here during the War of 1812. Enjoy the fantastic scenery during sunset and night tours of this location. 

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How To Get To Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

It is a beautiful drive to Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial from Toledo. Take I-280 South to Exit 6. Get on Ohio 51 West. Turn left on West State Route 163 East. Use the ramp to get on Ohio 2 East. Take Exit 124 and get on Ohio 53 North. Turn right onto Ferry Landing Ramp. Veer slightly right to get on South Passage Road. Turn right on Langram Road and right on Bayview Avenue and follow it to reach your destination. 


93 Delaware Avenue, Put in Bay, Ohio 43456

Fee: Entry fee (adults ages 16+) $10.0

Fee: Entry fee (children 15 and under) $0

Fee: Entry fee per person for Sunset and Night Sky Tour $20.0

Explore the area where the largest battle of the War of 1812 occurred by stopping at Perry's Victory and International Memorial Visitors Center. At this spot located just five miles from the Canadian border, you can find many fun things to do and see. Consider planning a spring trip to see the migrating warblers or a summer adventure to play on Lake Erie's beaches. There are fantastic natural sites and state parks to visit nearby. You will also want to go shopping and dine out during your visit. Be sure to bring your RV as it makes getting around so much easier. If you do not have an RV, renting one on RVshare.com is an excellent option.