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Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

SIP & SLIDE event at E.G. Nick's, Plymouth - May 17
Partial proceeds to benefit Detroit's Historic Fort Wayne!

Flea Market


Sat/Sun April 28 and 29
Flea Market and Collectables Show

Come down to the fort and browse thousands upon thousands of items for sale, old and new!  You're sure to find something of interest and at the same time help Historic Fort Wayne. Free admission.

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Swing Dance

Saturday, May 5
Spring 'USO' Swing Dance

Join us for our annual Spring Swing Dance! Treat yourself to an evening of dancing, refreshments, and live entertainment. We even provide swing dancing lessons! 

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Tours After Dark


Tours After Dark Ghost Tours 2018
Tickets on sale now!

First tour date is June 16. Back by popular demand, "Tours After Dark" takes you through the chilling recesses of the D's favorite fort. Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Sure to be a spirit-filled evening of adventure for all! Eight tour dates available. Tickets are limited so register soon!

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MORE UPCOMING ~ WWII Veterans Day • Swing Dance • Vintage Base Ball • Civil War Days • Colonial Days • View the Calendar

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Plan Your Visit

Historic Fort Wayne regular operating hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, May through October. Longer hours during many special events. Guided tours are available every weekend and weekday tours are available by appointment.  

Historical Insights

Historical Insights

 Can't make it to the fort as soon as you'd like? We're looking forward to your visit, but in the meantime you can learn a little about Historic Fort Wayne right here on the website. You can even take a virtual tour!

About The Coalition

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition is the volunteer organization responsible for much of the maintenance at the fort. We're a non-profit dedicated to preserving Fort Wayne's history and the legacy of those who served here during its 128 years of operation.

Great Gifts in Our Online Store

We've got some unique items in our online store, just for you or the history-lover in your life. Our shopping cart is safe and secure so order with confidence. Every cent of profit goes toward the fort's day to day maintenance. 

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“I made a wrong turn just the other day and stumbled upon this wonderful, historical place. I recommend that everyone make a real effort to visit one day."

“So Glad this place is under going restoration. It is a gem and should be cherished for now and future generations. So much History!"

“Beautiful tour, knowledgeable tour guide and very nice staff, a great start to my adventure into history travels. Very excited to visit again..."

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