Visit Detroit's
Historic Fort Wayne

A thousand-year backstory in the D's backyard

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2023 Christmas Swing Dance
Saturday December 9

This year, Historic Fort Wayne Coalition is hosting our annual Christmas Cheer Swing Dance at a new venue! Join us at Most Holy Trinity Church in Detroit and jump & jive to the sounds of the 20-pc Dearborn Big Band. Come early for complimentary swing dance lessons. See Details page for tickets and more info. 

Christmas Cheer Swing Dance


Guided tours almost every weekend

Guided Tours Ended for This Year

HFWC two hour guided tours will start again in May, available most Saturdays at 11 and 2 until the end of October. They're the very best way to get the low down on Detroit's favorite fort. Our knowledgeable tour guides are looking forward to showing you around in the Spring!


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


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. 


“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..."