The City of Detroit has suspended all summertime activities at city Parks and Recreation centers. This includes Historic Fort Wayne, which is now closed to the public until early August. All Historic Fort Wayne Coalition public events and weekend tours are cancelled till August. Please check back here or on the HFWC Events Facebook page throughout the summer for updates and possible rescheduling.
The Coalition's work is funded in great part by our summer events. Please consider a donation or membership or a purchase from our online store to help us continue our mission of maintaining and preserving Historic Fort Wayne!
“Hold My Horse” is a true story about Civil War General Israel Richardson, who entered service at Fort Wayne. It's a short, light-hearted recounting showing true leadership, compassion, and more than a bit of ironic humor.
Only $3 to rent or $5 to buy. Proceeds benefit Historic Fort Wayne Coalition and Save Historic Antietam Foundation (where Richardson was mortally wounded).
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 almost every weekend and weekday tours are available by appointment.
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.
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..."