Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

SUPPORT THE FORT!   Make your tax-deductible contribution online now! 

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For documents and updates pertaining to the HFW Rehab and Lease Program, please see the city's webpage here.

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A blast from the past


THE FORT IS NOW OPEN!

The Coalition once again restarts our popular weekend guided tours. We'll also be hosting Early Riser Vintage Baseball and will soon present many of our larger events beginning with Civil War Days in June! 

Please note that masking and social distancing protocols remain in force on fort grounds until further notice.

Our Events page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Guided Tours on the Weekends

Almost every Saturday and Sunday our historians are here to guide you on a fascinating two hour walking tour through the fort and some of its buildings. Tours are just $5 per person and depart the Visitor Center at 11am and 2pm.

NOTE: To ensure your place, we strongly encourage purchasing reservations in advance here on the site.

Guided tours almost every weekend

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Early Risers Vintage Base Ball


May 16
Early Riser Vintage Base Ball

Our own Early Riser BBC takes on Dexter BBC at the fort. Game starts at 1pm on the parade grounds. Parking and admission is free!

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Civil War Days • Collectibles Market • "USO" Swing Dance • Colonial Days • More! • View 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 almost 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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