Siege of Ft. Wayne – 1812

Date:
June 9th thru June 10th, 2018

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00am–6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

The city of Fort Wayne played a critical role in our country’s history.  This weekend, the Old Fort will recreate the events of the historic Siege of Fort Wayne during the War of 1812.  The clash of American forces against the Natives, sponsored by the British, decided the fate of the last US outpost on the frontier.  Had Fort Wayne fallen, Great Britain would have controlled the entire western border of the United States. The weekend will include battle reenactments, period artisans, demonstrations, and children’s activities.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

10:00    Morning Troop – Site Opens

10:00    Inspection

11:00     Militia Drill

12:00     Artillery Drill

1:00       Battle Strategy Demonstration

2:00       Light Infantry Drill

3:00       Ladies Tea

3:00        Militia Drill

4:00        Artillery Drill

5:45         Evening Troop

6:00         Site Closes

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

10:00      Morning Troop Site Opens

10:00      Inspection

11:00       Militia Drill Artillery Drill

11:30        Battle Strategy Demonstration

12:00        Noon Gun

1:00          Militia Drill

2:00          Artillery Drill

3:00          Light Infantry Drill

3:45          Evening Troop

4:00          Event Closes

On-going demonstrations include: blacksmith,  weaver,

gunsmith, textiles, woodwright,

toys and games tent, traditional music, mini-militia, Fort Guided Tours on the half-hour

Times and content subject to change