Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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THE FORT IS OPEN Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 4pm
For documents and updates pertaining to the HFW Rehab and Lease Program, please see the city's webpage here.


Sat July 31 & Sun August 1
Le Rendez-vous du Détroit

Detroit was founded in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and a convoy of French settlers. Le Rendez-vous du Détroit is a celebration of Detroit’s rich Native American and French heritages. The event features music, dancing, period reenactors, cultural exhibits, a silent auction...and food!
Come celebrate with us! 

Le Rendez-vous du Détroit


Tours After Dark

Tours After Dark Ghost Tours 
Tickets On Sale Now!

Tours After Dark start mid-August. 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!


Guided Tours on the Weekends

Almost every Saturday and Sunday our historians are here to guide you on a fascinating two hour walking tour through the fort and some of its buildings. Tours are just $5 per person and depart the Visitor Center at 11am and 2pm.  

NOTE: To ensure your place, and to check availability, we strongly encourage purchasing reservations here on the site.

Guided tours almost every weekend


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..."