During our group media trip to Put-in-Bay, we visited Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. The monument was established on June 2, 1936.
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is in honor of those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie near Ohio’s South Bass Island, which is located five miles from the longest undefended border in the world.
This area was a turning point in the War of 1812 with the Battle of Lake Erie.
Oliver Hazard Perry was the Commodore who led a fleet to victory.
The monument also celebrates the long lasting peace between the United States, Canada, and Britain.
Guests can start in the visitor’s center that shares more about the the history that unfolded and the story behind the monument.
On the way to the monument, we noticed the mayflies or as our guides referred to, the “Put-in-Bay” parrots. They are actually a sign of a healthy lake.
Guests climb up stairs followed by an elevator ride to get to the top.
The views from the top of the monument are really incredible!
You really get to see the whole landscape of Put-in-Bay.
You can see neighboring islands and the landscape of Put-in-Bay.
The monument takes you 352 ft above Lake Erie but we still spotted a mayfly.
Entrance Fees for the Memorial:
Adult Daily Fees: $3.00
(Age 16 and over)
Children Daily Fees: Free!
(Children 15 and under, must be accompanied by an adult)
You can find more information about Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on their website.
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is located at 93 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456.
Disclosure: Shores and Islands provided my accommodation, meals and admissions for my participation in their media trip. All opinions are my own.