History

Updated: July 9, 2020

Fort Meigs Site Now Open To The Public

In partnership with the Ohio History Connection, Fort Meigs Historic Site has resumed regular hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. 

Specific hours for at-risk populations will be Wednesdays-Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. During these hours, every visitor will be required to wear a mask or face covering. After 11:30 a.m., masks and face coverings are recommended while inside the visitor center and in historic structures.

Capacities will be limited inside the museum gallery, visitor center and historic buildings. Social distancing will also be enforced.

The fort’s top priority is the safety of its visitors and staff. Staff are following guidelines provided by the Ohio Department of Health to create the safest environment possible for reopening.

For more information, visit www.fortmeigs.org or call (419) 874-4121. 

Wood County Museum To Reopen In July

The Wood County Historical Museum is open to the public for self-guided tours. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The museum is closed on county holidays.  

In addition to the museum, three buildings will be open at the site: the Lunatic Asylum, the Pestilence House and the Ice House. The asylum and Pestilence House exhibits are also available online at woodcountyhistory.org. There is also an outdoor porch exhibit that will rotate throughout the summer.

Visitors are expected to wear a face mask or covering while inside the museum and keep a 6-foot distance from other visitors. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the museum.

To provide a safe experience for everyone:

Staff and volunteers are required to wear face masks and will be cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces throughout the day.

The gift shop/admissions area will have Plexiglas protection.

The museum accepts cash, check, credit and debit cards, and can take prepaid admissions by credit or debit over the phone.

Groups visiting together are limited to 10 people or less. Groups are encouraged to prepay admission over the phone before arriving or pay with one single transaction upon arrival to keep groups moving smoothly throughout the museum.

Handicapped-accessible parking and entrance is located behind the museum.

Questions can be answered by museum staff by calling (419) 352-0967 or e-mail marketing@woodcountyhistory.org.  

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