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Fort Laurens

11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
(330) 874-2059

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April 2018

Character Walk

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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$10

Join us on a journey through history on our very first character walk to be held at Fort Laurens. Visitors will walk the grounds and encounter various characters associated with Fort Laurens including Simon Girty, John Gibson, and some famous Fort Laurens descendants. Addmission is $10 per person which includes the entry fee to the museum. Tours will leave every 20 minutes from 1:00-4:00.

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Fort Laurens Homeschool Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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$3

Explore the history at Fort Laurens with interactive stations from American Indian activities to Revolutionary War history, and the Ohio and Erie Canal. This event is partnered with Historic Zoar Village Spring Homeschool Day, which gives students the opportunity to experience two unique historiy sites in just one day! Admission for Fort Laurens is $3 per student. One adult per group is free, with additional adults $3 each. A combination ticket for both Historic Zoar Village and Fort Laurens Homeschool…

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May 2018

Opening Day of Fort Laurens Museum

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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$5

The season has officially started! Opening day at Fort Laurens Museum. Check their website for hours, admissions, and special events: http://fortlaurens.org/  

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July 2018

Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2018 at 10:00am

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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$5 - $10

Ready, Aim, Fire! Travel Back in Time and spend a weekend at Fort Laurens during Revolution on the Tuscarawas: Revolutionary War Encampment and Reenactment. On Saturday, July 14th, and Sunday, July 15th, explore British and Continental camps, meeting soldiers from both sides of the conflict, learn about colonial American Life, and more! Kids can enjoy musket drills, colonial American games, and crafts throughout the event. Tours of Fort Laurens Museum and grounds will run both days. To close out each…

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Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2018 at 10:00am

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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$5 - $10

Ready, Aim, Fire! Travel Back in Time and spend a weekend at Fort Laurens during Revolution on the Tuscarawas: Revolutionary War Encampment and Reenactment. On Saturday, July 14th, and Sunday, July 15th, explore British and Continental camps, meeting soldiers from both sides of the conflict, learn about colonial American Life, and more! Kids can enjoy musket drills, colonial American games, and crafts throughout the event. Tours of Fort Laurens Museum and grounds will run both days. To close out each…

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Sons of the American Revolution Ceremony

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Free

Join Sons of the American Revolution chapters from around the country for a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot at Fort Laurens on Saturday, July 28th. This ceremony will include a keynote address, a color and honor guard, and a wreath laying. It is free and open to the public to attend.

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August 2018

Sons of the American Revolution Changing of the Guard

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Free

Join the Sons of the American Revolution as they stand vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot of the American Revolution on the grounds of the Fort Laurens Museum. Each participant will stand guard for thirty minute shifts and perform a replica of the vigil at the National Tomb of the Unknown Solider including the changing of the guards. SAR members or chapters wishing to participate can call 330-874-3011 for more details. This event is free and open to…

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Jog for Logs

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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$15

Fort Laurens Museum will host the 5th Jog for Logs 5K Fun Run & Walk! Race down the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath trail while soldiers from the American Revolution warn you of dangers along the path and cheer you towards your goal. All proceeds from the event benefit the ongoing mission of Fort Laurens to interpret and preserve the history of the site. Participants who pre-register for the race are able to choose a British (red) or Patriot (blue)…

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October 2018

Ghost Tours at Fort Laurens

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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TBA

Tour the dark grounds by lantern light and listen to the haunting tales of the ghosts of Fort Laurens. American and British soldiers haunt the grounds, looking for lost souls like them. Tours begin at 7:30 pm and leave the museum every 15 minutes. Space is limited on these tours, and they fill up fast! To make a reservation, call 330-874-2059.

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Ghost Tours at Fort Laurens

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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TBA

Tour the dark grounds by lantern light and listen to the haunting tales of the ghosts of Fort Laurens. American and British soldiers haunt the grounds, looking for lost souls like them. Tours begin at 7:30 pm and leave the museum every 15 minutes. Space is limited on these tours, and they fill up fast! To make a reservation, call 330-874-2059.

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November 2018

Veterans Day Ceremony and Luncheon

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Free

Join Fort Laurens Museum as we honor the sacrifices of veterans, both past and present, in this intimate wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot. The program includes an honor and color guard, a keynote speaker, and the wreath laying ceremony held at 11 am. Immediately following the ceremony, a lunch provided by the Friends of Fort Laurens will occur. This event is free and open to the public.

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Winter Encampment for 240th Anniversary of March in-

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2018 at 10:00am

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Free

Soldiers from the Brigade of the American Revolution celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the march from Fort Pitt to Fort Laurens with a parade and winter encampment.

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Winter Encampment for 240th Anniversary of March in-

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2018 at 10:00am

Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens RD NW
Bolivar, OH 44612 United States
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Free

Soldiers from the Brigade of the American Revolution celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the march from Fort Pitt to Fort Laurens with a parade and winter encampment.

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