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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Tours Have Restarted!
First Tours Saturday, June 25

For now, HFWC guided tours are available Saturdays only, at 11am and 2pm. Come on down. Our awesome 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


Another Productive Workday 

On Saturday, June 18, many Coalition members new and old gathered at the fort for our first 'all hands' workday of the year. Much brush was cleared, benches rehabbed and stained, exterior trim and doors painted, and event materials sorted and stored.

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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Early Risers Vintage Base Ball Games Resume!

Yes, we said Base Ball. Along with the old spelling comes the old rules and vintage uniforms. Come watch the Early Risers play local, and not so local, vintage ball clubs right here at the fort! Next home game is July 17. Free admission. Join the fun! 

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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