Fort Hayes was a military post first built in Columbus at the start of the Civil War in 1862. At the time it was located just north of town, now it is at the edge of downtown.
One of the highlights of the remaining buildings is the former ‘shot tower’, used to make bullets in the 1800s. Today it serves as an art gallery and visual arts center.
On this day they were having a car show on the grounds.
While I always enjoy checking out classic cars, we wanted to use the opportunity to roam the grounds and check out the buildings.
Many of the original buildings are still standing. A number of them, like the ones below, have been restored. Others on campus are in poor condition, or have been torn down.
Not shown on this posting is a high school that has been built in the last 30 years.
We returned to the main yard where the cars were located and found a band was playing. She was clearly getting into it.
While the guitarist kept his cool on this hot humid day.
But the cars were the stars – a great VW bus.
Hats and tails were in order (just not the formal black tie kind).
Another great VW.
There weren’t many cars on display, but it was a relaxed show with some shade so it was worth a quick visit.
It was small enough all the car owners were on hand and happy to tell people about their rides.
While the judges kept score. The show was small, but the setting was interesting and we left having enjoyed our brief visit.