Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial


Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, a 25-acre park situated on South Bass Island, commemorates Oliver Hazard Perry's naval victory against the British at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The battle played a pivotal role in securing the Great Lakes frontier for the young United States. The 352-foot memorial column now stands as a testament to nearly 200 years of peace between Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. There is a crypt inside the memorial’s rotunda containing the remains of three American and three British officers killed during the battle. The memorial column is made of pink Milford granite topped with a 23-foot-high bronze urn. You can stop by the bookstore or take an elevator to the top of the memorial column. From the open-air observation deck, you'll get a panoramic view of the surrounding lake and islands and an understanding of the course of the battle. This view can also be seen via real-time monitor within the Visitor Center. Access to the memorial column may be restricted while it undergoes renovations. When open, the hours are 10 AM to 5 PM daily in spring and fall, and hours are extended to 7 PM during the summer season. A film and interpretive exhibits at the Visitor Center are excellent ways to learn more about the battle. The park also holds living history demonstrations and other interpretive programs. Call in advance for special program or accessibility arrangements. South Bass Island is located three miles offshore from Catawba, Ohio. Ferry service from Catawba and Port Clinton is available. Pets must be on a leash while on the grounds and only service dogs are permitted in the buildings.


93 Delaware Ave
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456


41.65415900, -82.81130300
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(419) 285-2184

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