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Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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

Upcoming Events at Detroit's Fort Wayne


2018 Calendar
Activities Commence Late March

This year's schedule is filling up fast! 2018 will see more of the great events at the fort you've come to love PLUS a few new ones. Make sure to visit our Events page and mark your calendar!

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2018 Easter Fun Festival

Saturday, March 31 
Easter Fun Festival

Detroit Parks and Rec Annual Easter Fun Festival is open to children of all ages. Games, face painting, Easter egg hunts with prizes, candy giveaways, bounce houses, Meet the Easter Bunny, and more. 9AM to 3PM.

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Wayne State 5K Fundraiser


Saturday, April 14
Wayne State Med 5K Street Run

Open to the public. Wayne State University's Robert R. Frank Student-Run Free Clinic is hosting a 5K fundraising run here at the fort! Street Medicine Detroit’s mission is to ensure access to quality medical care for Detroit’s unreached and service resistant homeless population. Visit their site to register and learn more.

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MORE UPCOMING ~ Flea Market • WWII Veterans Day • Swing Dance • Vintage Base Ball • Antique Car Show • 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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