Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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Drone photo courtesy Zach Schatzer


Thursday, September 26
Public Planning Meeting

You are cordially invited to a meeting on Addressing Recreational Equity in Southwest Detroit: A Planning Grant to Revitalize Historic Fort Wayne. What would you like to see here? How should the site be managed going forward? Learn more about the site and share your important feedback!

5 - 6pm Tour
6 - 8pm Meeting

Made possible by the National Park Foundation

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Sunday, September 22
Early Risers Vintage Base Ball

Our own Early Risers Base Ball Club hosts  Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs. Games on Fort Wayne parade grounds at 1pm for a round of base ball, 1800's style. Free parking and admission!

Early Risers Vintage Base Ball

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Tours After Dark


Tours After Dark Ghost Tours 2019
All Dates Sold Out

Boy, those went fast! Well, technically, there's one ticket left for the October 26th tour. We'd venture to say that it may even be gone by the time you read this.

So, we suppose there's a lesson here. Get your tickets early next year!

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MORE UPCOMING ~ Antiques & Collectibles Market • Christmas at the Fort • "USO" Swing Dance • 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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