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Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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Christmas at the Fort

Saturday, December 1 
Christmas at the Fort

Come and experience a guided look at Christmas traditions through American history. Meet soldiers and civilians from the Revolutionary War to Spanish-American War and learn how Christmas was celebrated in their eras. Purchase tour tickets in advance here on the site as they sell out quickly!


Tours After Dark

Saturday, December 8
2018 Christmas Cheer Swing Dance

Join us for our annual Christmas Cheer Swing Dance where you'll jump and jive to the sounds of the 20-pc Dearborn Big Band. Come early for complimentary swing dance lessons. See Details page for tickets and more info. 


MORE UPCOMING ~ Swing Dance • 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..."