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Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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Early Risers Vintage Base Ball


May 19
Vintage Base Ball Tournament

Thanks to all participants and guests for a (wet but) fun event! And thank you for the generous donations!

Our Early Risers host a full-day exhibition featuring eight regional vintage teams competing for the Michigan Ohio Cup!  Matches all day - 10:30, 1:15, and 3:30. Admission is free, parking $5.

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Tours After Dark


Tours After Dark Ghost Tours 2018
Tickets on sale now!

First tour date is June 16. 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! Eight tour dates available. Tickets are limited so register soon!

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Veteran's Recognition & WWII Weekend


Sat/Sun May 5 & 6
Veteran's Recognition / WWII Weekend

Thanks to all participants and guests for another successful and fun event!

Gates open at 9am. Weekend activities include a camp life and vehicle display plus battle enactments. Come mingle with real-life heroes at our Visitor Center!

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MORE UPCOMING ~ WWII Veterans Day • Swing Dance • Vintage Base Ball • Civil War Days • Colonial Days • 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, 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. 

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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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