We recently had the privilege to attend two field trips to a local Fort from the War of 1812. Our first field trip gave us some basics about the fort and everyday life.
Fort Meigs is the largest reconstructed Fort in the United States. When first built, it was the largest Fort in North America. Ground was broke in February 1813 and construction was completed in just 3 months. Life was hard at the Fort, but they were able to hold off the British. The original fort was torn down and a smaller fort was built to serve as a supply depot for the remainder of the war. There is plenty of history to share in this reconstructed Fort.
The next trip, only Lydia came on. She got to spend an hour as a soldier who lived at Fort Meigs.
We haven't gotten to the War of 1812 yet in our studies, but the kids will remember learning how important our area was in this battle. We can't wait to visit again.