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Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

SUPPORT THE FORT!   You can now make tax-deductible contributions online. 

Flea Market


Sat-Sun October 14 & 15
Flea Market and Collectables Show

Come down to the fort and browse thousands of items for sale, old and new!  You're sure to find something of interest and at the same time support Historic Fort Wayne. Free admission (parking is $5). Fort tours available both days for $5 per person. 

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Fort Wayne Community Day

Sunday, September 10 
Historic Fort Wayne Community Day

Thanks to the HOPE Crew and all the volunteers who came out to help preserve the fort!
 HFW Coalition and National Trust for Historic Preservation are hosting a day for volunteers to pitch in and learn preservation techniques. All skill levels welcome. Teams will be led by experts from HOPE (Hands On Preservation Experience). Food and beverages served later. 8am to 4pm. Registration form here (opens new window). Free.

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Tours After Dark


2017 Tours After Dark Ghost Tours

SOLD OUT. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE FORT!

"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!

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MORE UPCOMING ~ Flea Market • Swing Dance • Vintage Base Ball • Antique Car Show • Holiday Celebrations • 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 until Oct. 29, with longer hours during our 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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