Opens June 13, 2020 due to COVID-19
- The Perry's Victory Visitor Center offers art, exhibits and artifacts from the Battle of Lake Erie. A 15 minute film covering the history of the battle is shown regularly throughout the day. The Visitor Center and film are free and open to the public, 10 am to 6 pm. daily, during the operating season. Last ascent to Observation Deck begins 30 minutes before closing..
Memorial and Observation Deck will remain inaccessible indefinitely due to the size and space limitations of the Memorial column.
Rising 352 feet above Lake Erie, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is the most dominant feature of the Lake Erie Islands. After a climb of 37 steps to the lower landing, an elevator takes visitors to the tallest open air observation deck in the National Park Service. On a moderately clear day the observation deck offers a panoramic view of the Lake Erie Islands and the shorelines of Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario.
Black Powder Demonstrations
Firing demonstrations of reproduction flintlock muskets take place ever Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On scheduled weekends there are firing demonstrations of a reproduction 32-pounder carronade.
Park Rangers offer interpretive talks Monday through Thursday on a wide array of topics from the Battle of Lake Erie, construction of the monument, natural sciences, and more. Talks are offered on the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.