Built to commemorate Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie, this unique National Park Service site features a 350-foot Doric column on an island in Lake Erie. The Memorial receives some 200,000 visitors a year, most of them recreational boaters, who are greeted now with a visitor center that celebrates Perry’s triumph and explores its lasting impacts. This important but little-known Naval battle led to the end of the War of 1812 and, eventually, long-standing peace with Great Britain. To bring the story to life, Main Street developed interior exhibits that incorporate multimedia programs, artifact displays, graphics, and hands-on interactives, providing both information and context to enable guests to truly understand the events that led up to and followed the encounter.
Perry’s Victory Visitor Center
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
Quinn Evans Architects
architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation
Fruland and Bowles