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Address: 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Phone Number: +1 260 437-2836
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Lantern tour on Fright-Night

We toured the Fort during the city-wide Fright-night festival. It was only $2 to participate-a real bargain. The guides told about hauntings, and reported sightings of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
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FORT WAYNE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Historic Fort Wayne and really enjoyed the park. There were replicas of the original buildings. It is very interesting walking through the park.

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Thank BigDaveBo
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is portrayed as the Old Fort, and have people dressed to the period. It is probably great for the gradeshool kids to take a history field trip, but it is not that in depth for me as a history buff.

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Thank Bittychicken
FORT WAYNE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We toured the Fort during the city-wide Fright-night festival. It was only $2 to participate-a real bargain. The guides told about hauntings, and reported sightings of paranormal activity. We were able to tour all parts of most of the buildings, which are not always open during other special events. We visited during the evening, and the tour was by candle-light... More 

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2 Thank ALAN S
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

There I a historical fort in Fort Wayne. It I available to walk through but the buildings are only open on special events. The buildings are preserved beautifully but there is only a little leaflet describing each one. The toughest part is getting to the fort because there isn't any parking near it. We walked over the bridge which was... More 

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1 Thank SJHarding12
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice visit to the Old Fort during "be a tourist in your hometown". Helpful volunteer staff. Bring back a lot of memories of grade school field trips. Great way to show the young ones our Fort Wayne history.

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2 Thank Melissa M
Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a great piece of history. A remake of Mad Anthony Wayne's fort from the war with the native Americans.

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3 Thank PastorDaveOfLimaOH
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I love it here. There are so many re-enactments and events! It is the BEST when people do the 1st person interpretations and make you believe you and they are really in a particular time period. Keep up the good work! Can't say enough good things.

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2 Thank elledavenport
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I saw a picture of the fort and thought it would be cool to go see. There is no real entrance to this place it just sits at the back of the park. I walked up to see it and it there were geese everywhere and it was just filthy. There was a bridge near the fort so I walked... More 

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1 Thank Alex B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of my most unforgettable travels so far. Filled with so much history and spectacular sights. It was like revisiting and living in the past. It was wonderful.

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1 Thank Lanyah
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The events held at HFW truly have something for everyone. The coolest thing about the events is that each one is noticeably different. Time periods represented throughout the year include the 1600s, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, American Civil War and a Timeline event which covers ever war from the 1600s up to WWII. When the... More 

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