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Plan Your Visit

Hours,  Fees, Rules, and Directions

Information on this page will help you plan your visit to Historic Fort Wayne
Visitors enjoying the fort

Hours of Operation
Beginning the first weekend in May until the last weekend in October, the fort is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm. The fort hosts special programs on other days, too (see the Events page). Additionally, group tours are available on weekdays (see below). 

Secured, on-site parking is $5.00 per vehicle. Parking is free for Coalition members! See our Join Us page to become a member.

Guided Walking Tours
Guided walking tours are optional - but highly recommended - and available for $5.00/ person. Expect the tour to last between 1 and 1.5 hours. In addition to regular weekend tours, group tours are available on weekdays by appointment (minimum 4 adults). To book a weekday group tour (Mon - Thurs), contact Jim Conway at 313-628-0796.

Tuskegee Airmen Museum
The National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen is housed at Historic Fort Wayne. Their hours are often by appointment. Visit their site to learn more.

Photos by Geronimo Patton

Fort Rules

The City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department supplies the following guidelines for visitor safety:

  • At least one adult should accompany children on the Fort grounds.
  • NO pets; Service animals are welcome.
  • All visitors must wear shirts and shoes.
  • DO NOT ENTER or approach any building unless accompanied by a museum guide.
  • NO metal detectors, digging and taking of artifacts.
  • Picnicking is allowed, but NO barbecues, fires, or alcoholic beverages.
  • Please place trash and litter in proper receptacles.
  • NO fishing or swimming is permitted.
  • The shoreline is a hazardous area, please stay 15 ft. from the river’s edge.
  • Do not climb on anything or enter any fenced off areas.
  • Please report any vandalism observed to Fort Staff. Visitors will be held responsible for any damage they cause.
Location and Directions

Auxiliary Directions

Turn by Turn from the North

  1. Take I-75 South to Exit 46, Livernois exit (this is below I-94 so head south on I-75 if coming from either direction).
  2. Follow the service drive to the 2nd stoplight. This is Livernois.
  3. Turn left on Livernois.
  4. Follow Livernois until it ends at Jefferson.
  5. Cross Jefferson and enter Historic Fort Wayne.

Turn by Turn from the South

  1. Take I-75 North to Exit 46, Livernois exit.
  2. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right on Livernois.
  3. Follow Livernois until it ends at Jefferson.
  4. Cross Jefferson and enter Historic Fort Wayne.

Returning South from the Fort
Due to I-75 closures, we recommend the following route:

  1. Exit the lot and turn right on W Jefferson
  2. Turn left at first street, S Dragoon St
  3. Turn left on Fort St (M-85)
  4. Follow Fort St 7.2 miles
  5. Turn right on Ford Ave
  6. Follow Ford Ave for 2 miles
  7. Just after going under I75, follow sign on left to I75 S