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! 

Due to the ongoing health crisis, THE FORT IS CLOSED to the public till early May and the following HFWC events have been cancelled:

April 4 National Park Day
All April Scouting programs
April 25 & 26 Antiques & Collectibles Market
April 25 & 26 Civil War Drill
May 2 Spring Swing Dance

May 2 & 3 All Veterans Weekend
May 3 Early Risers BBC home game

Some events will be rescheduled for the fall. Check back here or on the HFWC Facebook Events page.

Fort Wayne Early Years

Upcoming Event Season

Weekend fort tours resume in mid-May. Our next scheduled events are:
June 6 & 7 - Civil War Days
June 13 - Tours After Dark
June 14 - Early Risers BBC home game
June 20 & 21 - Colonial Days Weekend

Click below to take a gander at the calendar.


Watch a great flick,
help preserve history! 

“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).

Hold My Horse - Short Story


MORE UPCOMING ~ Civil War Days • Collectibles Market • "USO" Swing Dance • Colonial Days • More! • View 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 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. 


“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..."