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Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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Fall Flea Market and 1860s Harvest Home

October 13 - 14
Flea Market and Collectables Show
Civil War Harvest Home Celebration

Browse thousands of items for sale, old and new, at our semi-annual Flea Market and Collectibles Show!  You're sure to find something of interest and at the same time help Historic Fort Wayne.

New this year! Celebrate fall harvest with us, 1860s style, as The 21st Michigan Infantry Civilian Team brings it all to life here at the fort. Demonstrations include cider pressing, corn-husk doll making, basket making, food prep and numerous other chores and crafts.


Guided Tours at Fort Wayne

Guided Tours Every Weekend

Guided tours are available every Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm!  Let our historians guide you on a 1.5 hour tour through the fort and some of its buildings. Just don your comfortable shoes and show up 15 minutes prior. Only $5 per person with free parking!


MORE UPCOMING ~ Flea Market • Cyclo Cross Race • Christmas at the Fort • View the Calendar


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. 


“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..."