11. Fort Meigs
| 29100 West River Road | Built in 1813 as a supply depot and staging point for operations in Canada, and also to provide command of the rapids of the Maumee River, Fort Meigs constitutes the largest wooden walled fortification in North America. Today a museum and state memorial occupy a 65 acre wooded park featuring the ten-acre fort, its stockade wall, seven blockhouses, five cannon batteries, and numerous interior eight-foot high earthworks.
Fort Meigs survived two sieges by British toops led by General Proctor and the last major Native American confederation led by Tecumseh. The Americans survived the British bombings by digging small caves into the fort's earthworks and staying under cover. Tecumseh left the second siege disgusted that it was impossible to fight people who live like “groundhogs”.