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Walking around the historic fort is always fun. This a nineteenth century replica fort and visitors... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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If you're interested in Fort Wayne history, this is a great place to go to get a little taste of it.

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Kim H
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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1201 Spy Run Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4025
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Reviewed 22 December 2018

When I visit Fort Wayne, I love to walk to the Old Fort from Downtown. I haven't been when they're having events in a long time, but would in a heartbeat if they happen while I'm in town.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Visited here mid October. Place surroundings was under construction. Buildings just stood there closed, very limited info was available. Clearly this is a place where you need to visit while there are shows running. This time it was just like empty theater setting. They could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Walking around the historic fort is always fun. This a nineteenth century replica fort and visitors get to learn how the fort played a pivotal role during the War of 1812. A couple of times a month, usually Saturdays and/or Sundays, they’ll host reenactments showing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank fazifazi
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This looks like a fort reconstruction that the City of Fort Wayne should be proud of. Unfortunately the fort is just there. There isn't any type of interpretation or exhibits to explain the fort and what its purpose was on the frontier. All of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank mjmanning201
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Historic Fort Wayne is a community gem, what an incredible place to have to teach us the history of our town. The historical reenactors are great. So much great history....

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank IndianaCruisergal
Reviewed 6 January 2018

If you're interested in Fort Wayne history, this is a great place to go to get a little taste of it.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Kim H
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Favorite time to visit the Old Fort is during Fright Night in October. They give tours through the buildings and tell scary stories. Great time!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Janel B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you're interested in the non-agriculture of Allen County, this is your place to visit. The curation was well done and provided a real sense of Fort Wayne's early mechanical past. The Second Floor Court Room has been turned into a beautiful event center.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Doc3100
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The place looks to be well kept. We stopped by on a day where it was closed. No signs indicating open days/times. The city is missing out on tourism dollars.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank deeF985
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had some extra time on our hands so we walked over to the Old Fort, which was within a mile or so from our hotel. We had been here a few years ago but things had not changed much. The Fort...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from Kim H | Reviewed this property |
I believe only on special occasions. Check their website for specifics
24 June 2018|
Response from Janel B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there have been when I was there.