Ohio
52
www.stateparks.com
'Northern Lights' © stateparks.com
Aurora Borealis - Thursday March 8th
upload your photos
USA Parks
USA Parks
Ohio
Ohio
Northeast Ohio Region
Northeast Ohio Region
Fort Laurens State Memorial
Fort Laurens State Memorial
FORT LAURENS STATE MEMORIAL
FORT LAURENS STATE MEMORIAL
Named in honor of Henry Laurens, then president of the Continental Congress, Fort Laurens was built in 1778 in an ill-fated campaign to attack the British at Detroit. Supplying this wilderness outpost was its downfall, as its starving garrison survived on boiled moccasins and withstood a month-long siege by British-led Indians. The fort was abandoned in 1779.

Today, only the outline of the fort remains, but a small museum commemorates the frontier soldier, houses a video giving the fort's history and archaeological artifacts from the fort's excavation.

The large park surrounding the museum is an ideal picnic site, with two shelters, and the location for periodic military reenactments. The remains of the soldiers who died defending the fort are buried in a crypt in the museum wall and at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot of the American Revolution.


Get directions
to this park:

by Town and state
OR
by zip code


Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 19 Great small park experience by Big ed
It eally made us feel back in the 18th century, and the museum is 1s rate!


Area Campgrounds
Amish Country Campsites
1930 St Rt 62E
Winesburg, OH
330-359-5226
Baylor Beach Park, Inc.
8725 Manchester Ave. S. W.
Navarre, OH
330-767-3031
Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA
3232 Downing St. S.W.
Canton, OH
330-484-3901
Cozy Ridge Campground
4145 Fresno Rd. N. W.
Carrollton, OH
330-735-2553
Atwood Lake Park
4956 Shop Rd. N. E.
Mineral City, OH
330-343-6780
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy
Box 349
New Philadelphia, OH
330-343-6647
Springwood Lake Camp Club
7373 Sherman Church Rd. SW
East Sparta, OH
330-484-4881
Evergreen Park RV Resort
16359 Dover Road
Dundee, OH
330-359-2787
Kandels' Camping & RV Park
5552 State Route 515
Walnut Creek, OH
330-893-2720
ABC Country Camping & Cabins
4105 Fresno Road
Carrollton, OH
330-735-3220
Wood's Tall Timber Lake Resort
1921 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, OH
330-602-4000
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Ohio Outdoor Sports
2314 Shepler Church Ave SW
Canton, OH
(330) 456-1041
Area Cabins and Lodges
Yeowza Resorts
8480 Possum Hollow Rd NW
Dundee, OH
(330) 852-3270
Lotus Lodge Health Retreat
5817 Dundee Strasburg Rd NW
Strasburg, OH
(330) 878-7379
Gemini Resorts Ltd
8758 Fort Laurens Rd NW
Strasburg, OH
(330) 878-7740

USA Parks
USA Parks
Ohio
Ohio
Northeast Ohio Region
Northeast Ohio Region
Fort Laurens State Memorial
Fort Laurens State Memorial