Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

SUPPORT THE FORT!   Make your tax-deductible contribution online now! 

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

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2022 Speaker Series


2022 Fall Speaker Series

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition and the City of Detroit are proud to introduce our new Sunday Speaker Series, featuring historians and authors of local and national renown. 

October 2 at 2pm - Author/historian Kimberly Simmons
October 9 at 2pm - Author/historian John Weaver
October 23 at 2pm - Author and former chair of the Michigan Historical Commission, Jack Dempsey

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Guided Tours

HFWC guided tours are available Saturdays at 11am and 2pm till the end of October. Come on down. Our knowledgeable tour guides are looking forward to showing you around!

Tickets are $8 per person and registration is only available online.

Guided tours almost every weekend

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Refinishing 2022


Upcoming Work Days
Sept. 24 and Oct. 22

Coalition members are invited to help out with the many tasks at hand. This includes more brush clearing, painting, and various ground maintenance tasks.

If you'd like to join us for camaraderie and a day's work on behalf of Detroit's favorite fort, great! We just ask that you become a member so we can keep you up to date on the next workday and other member-only functions.

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Vintage Base Ball Concludes

Our Early Risers BBC played their final home game of the 2022 season on Sept. 18. Be sure to come out next year and root for the home team!

In the meantime, you can learn more about the history of vintage base ball by clicking the button below. 

Early Risers at bat

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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 most Saturdays 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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