Events

All our events are open to the public during the hours listed (click 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 our facebook events for any updates or schedule changes.

Please note: The bridge on Spy Run Avenue is undergoing construction and is often down to one lane. Expect traffic delays when visiting the Old Fort. For the safety of our visitors, we strongly encourage you to park at Headwaters Park or Lawton Park.  Otherwise, please use extreme caution when crossing Spy Run Avenue. Construction is expected to last until the end of the year. 

Events

Nouvelle Annee 1743 - A New Year in New France

Date: January 28th 2023

It is the dawn of the year 1743. What changes will the new year bring?

1812 Winter Garrison

Date: February 18th 2023

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

Revolutionary War Garrison

Date: February 25th 2023

The Colonial forces prepare for battle during a hard winter.

Civil War Garrison

Date: March 25th 2023

A wintertime encampment during the Civil War.

Annual Education Day

Date: May 12th 2023

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

Muster on the St. Mary’s – A Timeline Event

Date: May 13th thru May 14th, 2023

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

Siege of Fort Wayne – 1812

Date: June 10th thru June 11th, 2023

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

Trading Post on the Northwest Frontier

Date: July 22nd thru July 23rd, 2023

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of what it was like to live in a frontier trading post.

Post Miami – 1755

Date: August 26th thru August 27th, 2023

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

Napoleonic Days 1804 - 1815

Date: September 2nd thru September 3rd, 2023

The Napoleonic era during the early 1800s was defined by one legendary general.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

Date: September 10th 2023

Include the Old Fort as one of your stops!

Fright Night Lantern Tours

Date: October 21st 2023

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