Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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July 20 & 21 daytime Historical Tours (11am & 2pm) are cancelled due to weather conditions.
Additional Heat Advisory - No water available on site so BYO if you visit! 

Tours After Dark

Tours After Dark Ghost Tours 2019
Tickets on sale online!

Back by popular demand, "Tours After Dark" takes you through the chilling recesses of the D's favorite fort. Expert paranormal storytellers reveal the legends and tales you won't hear on our regular tours. Sure to be a spirit-filled evening of adventure for all! Five tour dates remain available. Tickets are limited so register soon!


Saturday, July 27
Vintage Base Ball Day

Our own Early Riser Base Ball Club hosts a full roster of vintage ball games featuring Kalamazoo BBC, Wyandotte Stars, Northville BBC, Roal Oak BBC, Richmond BBC, and Stockbridge BBC. 11am start. Free parking and admission!

Early Risers Vintage Base Ball


Medieval Days at Fort Wayne

July 13 & 14
Medieval Days Weekend

Thanks to all visitors and participants for another successful event at the fort!

Historic Fort Wayne once again hosts a real-life Game of Thrones as our annual Medieval Days returns! Whether it's Lords, Ladies, Knights, Squires or Serfs that attract your attention, meet them all at a Medieval Camp presented by members of the Middle Kingdom of the Society of Creative Anachronism.


MORE UPCOMING ~ Medieval Days • Motor Show • Antiques & Collectibles Market • Christmas at the Fort • 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..."