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Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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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!

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Sunday, Aug 19
Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Game

Along with the old spelling comes the old rules and uniforms. Even some of the patrons will be decked out in vintage garb for a day at the field. Our own Early Risers club celebrate their 10th Anniversary as they take on the Wyandotte Stars at 1pm. Join the fun and root them on! 

Early Risers at bat

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Classic Car Show


Sunday, August  12
4th Annual Motor Show and
Detroit Firemen's Fund Field Day

Thanks to all visitors and participants for two more successful events here at the fort!
Motor Show features an exciting roundup of customs and classics for your enjoyment. Inside the star fort. $5 entry. Free parking!

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