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.


Christmas at the Fort

Christmas at the Fort
Holiday Cheer Had By All!

Our final event for 2021, Christmas At The Fort, was a holly-jolly historical success! Tours departed every 15 minutes, 2 pm - 5:45 pm whereupon visitors experienced a guided look at Christmas traditions through American history.

Thank you to all visitors and volunteers for making one of our favorite fort traditions a reality once again! See you all in the Spring!


2021 Weekend Tours Have Ended

Our awesome tour guides and their living history assistants are looking forward to showing you around again starting May of 2022, so tell your friends. Lots of fun in store!

Almost every Saturday and Sunday, May thru 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. Reservations can be made right here on our website.

Guided tours almost every weekend


National Park Day 2019

THANK YOU to All Our Volunteers
and Guests!

It was a trying season again but 2021 at the fort was certainly better than 2020! Despite less funds in the kitty due to Covid, the Coalition's volunteers worked diligently to keep the site looking good and staying safe for thousands of guests who enjoyed multiple events here. We look forward to 2022 with many of our usual events back on the schedule PLUS a few great new ones. Hope you'll join us!


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..."