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Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

SUPPORT THE FORT!   You can now make tax-deductible contributions online. 

NOTICE: The star fort interior will be closed for private functions this weekend - Sat/Sun Aug 19 and 20.  
We look forward to seeing you next weekend - OR you may contact us to arrange a group tour (four our more) for any weekday!

Classic Car Show

Sunday, August  13
3rd Annual Car Show and
Detroit Firemen's Fund Field Day

Thanks to all our guests and exhibitors for two more successful events!
Two big events! Free parking!
Motor Show features an exciting roundup of customs and classics for your enjoyment. Inside the star fort. $5 entry.

Firemen's Field Day guarantees fun for the whole family with clowns, live music, demonstrations, historic re-enactors, and lots more! Free entry.


Sunday, August 27
Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game

Yes, we said Base Ball. Along with the old spelling comes the old rules and vintage uniforms. Come watch the Early Risers play Greenfield Village's Lah-De-Dah BBC at the fort. You'll even see spectators in period dress! Join the fun. Free admission! 

Early Risers at bat


Tours After Dark

Back for 2017!
Tours After Dark Ghost Tours

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!


MORE UPCOMING ~ Flea Market • Swing Dance • Vintage Base Ball • Antique Car Show • Holiday Celebrations • View the Calendar


Plan Your Visit

Historic Fort Wayne regular operating hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, often with longer hours during our 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. 


“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..."