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.

Joyeux Noel – A Festive French Christmas

Date: November 24th 2018

Les habitants celebrate Christmas, in New France. Artisans offer their traditionally-crafted wares. Children’s activities and refreshments available.

Muster in the East - M.i.t.E.

Date: October 13th 2018

Muster in the East comes to the old fort October 13th. Come see historic Fort Wayne transformed into a European outpost during the Early Modern Era (1530-1650).

The Three Rivers Muster – A Timeline Event

Date: July 14th thru July 15th, 2018

Historical re-enactors representing times from the early Viking era through the WWII converge on Fort Wayne’s Historic Old Fort during the Three Rivers Festival.

13th Pennsylvania Drill

Date: April 7th 2018

13th Pennsylvania Regiment of Foote recreates military and civilian life in colonial America.

Joyeux Noel – A Festive French Christmas

Date: November 25th 2017

Les habitants celebrate Christmas, in New France. Artisans offer their traditionally-crafted wares. Children’s activities and refreshments available.

Fright Night Lantern Tours

Date: October 21st 2017

Experience ‘The Old Fort’ after dark; your way lit only by a candle and your guide. Discover the fate of Lt. Philip Ostrander. Admission $3.00, 12 and under free.

“Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown”

Date: September 10th 2017

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

Post Miamies – 1754-1763

Date: August 26th thru August 27th, 2017

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.

Colonial America on the Frontier

Date: July 29th thru July 30th, 2017

Re-live the conflict between the King’s Forces and the colonists, throughout the founding of our country.

Camp Allen Muster: 1861–1865

Date: July 8th thru July 9th, 2017

Could you bear arms against your brother? Realize the struggle of a nation divided, as it unfolded during the Civil War.

Siege of Ft. Wayne – 1812

Date: June 10th thru June 11th, 2017

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.

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

Date: May 6th thru May 7th, 2017

Meet your ancestors, from Vikings to troops of WWII.

Annual Education Day

Date: May 5th 2017

Historic Fort Wayne will kick off its 2017 season with its Education Day on May 5, 2017. The event is for local 4th & 5th grades from area public schools, private schools, and home school programs. All attending groups must pre-register. NOTE: Due to weather condition, we regretfully are canceling Education Day this year. The Muster on the St. Mary's event on Saturday and Sunday will still go on.

13th Pennsylvania Drill

Date: April 22nd 2017

13th Pennsylvania Regiment of Foote recreates military and civilian life in colonial America.

Early-Modern-Muster-of-Arms – ‘EMMA’ 1550-1650

Date: April 1st thru April 2nd, 2017

Observe army recruiters of the ‘Early Modern Period’ who are seeking to hire “professional soldiers.”

Nouvelle Annee: 1756

Date: January 28th 2017

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

Joyeux Noel – A Festive French Christmas

Date: November 26th 2016

Les habitants celebrate Christmas, in New France. Artisans offer their traditionally-crafted wares. Children’s activities and refreshments available.

Fright Night Lantern Tours

Date: October 15th 2016

Experience ‘The Old Fort’ after dark; your way lit only by a candle and your guide. Discover the fate of Lt. Philip Ostrander. Admission $5.00, 9 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

1816: Frontier Fort to Statehood — A State Bicentennial

Date: June 11th thru June 12th, 2016

Celebrate 200 years of statehood at the Old Fort, with guests Johnny Appleseed, the Sly Run Band and Common Stock players. Experience life on the frontier as we become a new state!