93 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, 43456, United States

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial (Plain Dealer)

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is a 52-foot Doric column built in 1915 to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada and the United States.

There is an elevator to take you to the top, and a visitor center at the bottom with information about the War of 1812 and the commander of American forces on the lake, Oliver Hazard Perry, who famously wrote in a dispatch to Major General William Henry Harrison: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”

Cost for the monument is $7 for adults and free for children 15 and younger.

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19-  Sept. 30. In October, it is open weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.