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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. 

Colonial Days


June 24 - 25
Colonial Days

Though Fort Wayne wasn't built yet, there was still a lot happening in and around Detroit during America's Colonial period. Come to Historic Fort Wayne June 24th and 25th to enjoy life as it was lived during the era our country was founded.

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Saturday, July 8 is
Vintage Base Ball Day

Yes, we said Base Ball. Along with the old spelling comes the old rules and vintage uniforms. On Vintage Base Ball Day our team, the Early Risers, will host five visiting teams for an all day event that starts at 11am. You'll even see spectators in period dress! Join the fun. Free admission! 

Early Risers at bat

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Tours After Dark


Back for 2017!
Tours After Dark Ghost Tours

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!

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

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Plan Your Visit

Historic Fort Wayne 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, too! Learn more on our Hours and Directions page. 

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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