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 was 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.

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, IN. 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 programing and maintenance of the Old Fort requires 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 programing and maintenance. Please consider a gift of your time and abilities.