Celebrating 200 years

of history, community, and family

Join Us

1816: Frontier Fort to Statehood

Come celebrate Indiana's bicentennial at the Old Fort as we visit 1816 and relive this important moment in our history. Experience daily life as we made the transition from a Frontier Fort to a brand new State!

Enjoy Military drills. Visit demonstrations from the blacksmith, potter, woodwright, chair maker, surveyor, gunsmith, clay pipe maker, and spinners. Meet Johnny Appleseed. Listen to live music from Sly Run Band and Towpath Players, and enjoy the comedy of Common-Stock Entertainment.

Join us as Indiana turns 200 and history comes to life! This is an official Indiana State Bicentennial Legacy Project.

The Fort will be open to the public:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11th
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12th

Tours of the Fort will be offered throughout the weekend.

Admission: Freewill donation.

For more information, call (260) 437-2836.

A schedule of daily events will be available on the Fort’s Facebook page.

Google Map of 1201 Spy Run Ave, Fort Wayne, IN

Upcoming Events

June 11–12

1816: Frontier Fort to Statehood — A State Bicentennial

  • Sat. 10:00am–6:00pm
  • Sun. 10:00am–6:00pm

July 9–10

Camp Allen Muster: 1861–1865

  • Sat. 10:00am–6:00pm
  • Sun. 10:00am–6:00pm

July 30–31

Colonial America on the Frontier

  • Sat. 10:00am–6:00pm
  • Sun. 10:00am–6:00pm