Welcome to the Old Fort where history comes alive!

The Old Fort is a faithful copy of the post built by  American troops under the command of Major John Whistler in 1815.  It is reconstructed on a plot of ground less than a quarter of a mile from the original site.

We offer events and programs highlighting several hundred years of history. Our goal is to educate the community about the Old Fort and its significance to the Old Northwest Territory, the State of Indiana, and the United States during the 17th and 18th centuries.

When in the city, tune into Old Fort Radio 1640 AM or go to facebook.com/HistoricFortWayne for information on our upcoming events.

Please note: The bridge on Spy Run Avenue is undergoing construction and is often down to one lane. Expect traffic delays when visiting the Old Fort. For the safety of our visitors, we strongly encourage you to park at Headwaters Park or Lawton Park.  Otherwise, please use extreme caution when crossing Spy Run Avenue.  Construction is expected to last until the end of the year. 

Upcoming Events

July 16th thru July 17th

Colonial America

  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

June 1st thru July 31st

2022 Summer Hours

  • Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

August 27th thru August 28th

Post Miami – 1755

  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Historic Fort Wayne, Inc.

Founded in 2004, Historic Fort Wayne, Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization (501c3) that manages the Old Fort in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our goal is to educate the community about the Old Fort and its significance to the Old Northwest Territory, the State of Indiana, and the United States during the 17th and 18th centuries through interactive programming. We are a 100% volunteer organization. All of our events are free to the public. All programming is funded by private and corporate donations.

Support the Fort!

Our ongoing programming and maintenance of the Old Fort require a great deal of outside funding. We receive no regular support from any governmental agency. Everything we are able to do is based on your generosity. Please consider supporting us in the future to help “Bring History Alive.”

We are always looking for new volunteers to help with both programming and maintenance. Please visit our Get Involved page to join us.