Events

All of our events are open to the public during the hours listed (see the “More Information” section).

Unless specifically noted, all events are free. Donations are gratefully accepted!  We do not receive any federal or state funding.

If available, we post a schedule of activities prior to each event.  Always check facebook.com/HistoricFortWayne for any updates or schedule changes.

Nouvelle Annee 1750s

Date: January 29th 2022

Join French Fur Traders and Native Americans as they survive the ‘dead of winter’ out on the frontier.

1812 Winter Garrison

Date: February 19th 2022

Wintertime at a frontier Fort was both a time of hard work and boredom.

Revolutionary War Garrison

Date: February 26th 2022

The Colonial forces prepare for battle during a hard winter.

Civil War Garrison

Date: March 5th 2022

A wintertime encampment during the Civil War.

Union Civil War Garrison

Date: March 26th 2022

A wintertime encampment during the Civil War.

Annual Education Day

Date: May 6th 2022

For Grades 4 and 5. Pre-registration is required. This Event is not open to the public.

Muster on the St. Mary’s – TIMELINE of Several Centuries

Date: May 7th thru May 8th, 2022

Transport yourself back in time to discover what it was like to live in different periods from the Viking era to the mid 1950's.

Siege of Fort Wayne – 1812

Date: June 11th thru June 12th, 2022

In the fall of 1812, the Native Confederation allied with the British had captured all of other the American Forts in the Old Northwest Territory. Was Fort Wayne next?

Colonial America

Date: July 16th thru July 17th, 2022

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of what it was like to live in a Frontier Trading Post.

Post Miami – 1755

Date: August 27th thru August 28th, 2022

Witness French Marines, Forces of the Crown, and Native Allies as they wrestle for control of the area.

Napoleonic Days 1804 - 1815

Date: September 3rd thru September 4th, 2022

Napoleon and his armies rampaged through Europe during the Early 1800's. Come and learn about the "Little Corporal" and his war.

“Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown”

Date: September 11th 2022

Include ‘The Old Fort’ as one of your stops while “sightseeing” downtown Ft. Wayne!

Fright Night Lantern Tours

Date: October 22nd 2022

Experience the Old Fort after dark! Hear tales of ghost encounters! Tickets required.