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Historic Fort Wayne, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and a 100 percent volunteer organization. Currently the Old Fort is only open for tours during events listed on our Event Schedule.The Fort is open to walk through and around at any time but you will not have access to the interior of the buildings.


There were 3 American forts built in Fort Wayne.  The current fort is a replica of the one constructed by Major John Whistler and his men during 1815 — 1816 & was the last fort to stand at the junction of the St. Mary's, St. Joseph, and Maumee Rivers.  It was designed purely for defense against Native Americans, and could be comfortably defended by a relatively small number of men.