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.

Summer Hours

The fort will be open this summer! Summer interns will be onsite to offer tours and answer questions.  Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Summer hours begin on Wednesday, June 5 and run through mid-August. For large groups, please call  (260) 437-2836 to schedule a convenient time.

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

The Old Fort Restoration project has begun.
Follow our progress here and help us Keep the Fort in Fort Wayne!

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 through interactive programming. We are a 100% volunteer organization. Our events are free to the public. We do not receive any state or federal funding.

Support the Fort!

Our ongoing programming and maintenance of the Old Fort require a great deal of outside funding. Historic Fort Wayne, Inc. does not receive state or federal funding, but relies on generous donations from members of the community like you. Please consider supporting us 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.