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!

The week prior to each event we’ll post an hourly schedule of activities, so check back here for more information.

Nouvelle Annee: 1759

Date: January 26th 2019

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

1812 Winter Garrison

Date: February 23rd thru February 24th, 2019

Wintertime at a frontier Fort was both a time of hard work and boredom. Find out how they coped?

British Garrison 1775 - 1783

Date: March 2nd thru March 3rd, 2019

The Colonial forces prepare for battle after a hard winter.

Civil War Garrison

Date: March 9th thru March 10th, 2019

The 5th Texas Spangtown Mess will muster at Fort Wayne for drill and training.

Montcalm & Wolfe: School of the Soldier 1752

Date: April 13th thru April 14th, 2019

Spring is just around the corner and the forces of Montcalm and Wolfe are preparing for their summer campaign.

Annual Education Day

Date: May 3rd 2019

This event is for local 4th & 5th grades from area public schools, private schools, and home school programs. All attending groups must pre-register.

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

Date: May 4th thru May 5th, 2019

Meet your ancestors, from Vikings to troops of WWII.

Siege of Ft. Wayne – 1812

Date: June 8th thru June 9th, 2019

In the fall of 1812, Native Americans and British Allies had captured all the other American forts in the Old Northwest Territory. Now it was Fort Wayne’s turn.

Napoleonic Days 1804 - 1814

Date: July 13th thru July 14th, 2019

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

Colonial America on the Frontier: 1775 – 1783

Date: July 27th thru July 28th, 2019

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the American Revolution at Fort Wayne’s Historic Old Fort.

Post Miamies – 1754-1763

Date: August 24th thru August 25th, 2019

Known as the “Seven Year’s War”, witness French Marines, Forces of the Crown and Native Allies as they wrestle for supremacy in North America.

“Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown”

Date: September 8th 2019

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

Fright Night Lantern Tours

Date: October 19th 2019

Experience ‘The Old Fort’ after dark; your way lit only by a candle and your guide. Discover the fate of Lt. Philip Ostrander. Gate opens at 6:00 pm. Tours run approximately every 15 minutes. Last ticket sold at 9:00 pm Admission is $5.00. Nine and under free when accompanied by an adult.