Fort Restoration

Fort Renovations Have Begun


The Old Fort, a recreation of the Fort that stood here in 1816, was built 50 years ago.

Time and weather have taken their toll, and major repairs are needed.




We are currently working toward raising 1.9 million dollars for repair and renovations on all the Old Fort buildings.  This project will proceed in phases.  As enough funding is secured for each phase, work will begin. We need your help!

Phase 1: Spy Run Block House

Through grants and donations, we have raised over $300,000 to fix the Spy Run Blockhouse.  Work began in March 2024 and should be completed this spring.

Phase 2: Doctor’s Quarters and Hospital Building

After the completion of the Blockhouse, the Doctor’s Quarters and Hospital building will be next, followed by the Commander’s Building, then the Junior Officers building and finally the Barracks.  Work will begin as funding is secured, both from grants and donations. Historic Fort Wayne, Inc. does not receive any state or federal funding, but relies on generous donations from members of the community. If you would like to help support the Fort reconstruction, you can use the donate button on our website or send a check to P.O. Box 12650, Fort Wayne, IN 46864. All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for helping us to

Keep the Fort in Fort Wayne!

Help us keep the Fort in Fort Wayne.  Click here to donate.  Thank you for your support!