Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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The fort is closed for the winter.

For documents and updates pertaining to the HFW Rehab and Lease Program, please see the city's webpage here.

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Weekend Tours Resume Late Spring

Our awesome tour guides and their living history assistants are looking forward to showing you around again soon.

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

Weekend tours are not currently available but we hope to start soon. Start date will be announced here so please check back for updates!

Guided tours almost every weekend

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National Park Day 2019


National Park Day 2022 Postponed

ATTENTION: The City of Detroit, HFWC, and American Battlefield Trust are postponing this year's hands-on preservation event at the fort. This nationwide event calls on volunteers (that's you!) to help with maintenance projects large and small. Registration is free and open to all.

Our hope is to reschedule this important event before Summer kicks in. Keep checking here for updates!

Photos from the 2019 event, plus more info, as featured in the Detroit News here.

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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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