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Address: 6235 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48209
Phone Number: 313-224-6385
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Very interesting Detroit Historical site

We had a nice tour via the Detroit Historical Museum and our guide was very knowledgeable. The Civil War Day history are quite interesting. There's no real guide to what's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Sandusky, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Been meaning to check this place out for quite sometime, and finally decided today was the day. Not situated in the greatest of neighborhoods, but that's not the site's fault I suppose. Paid $5 to park in a lot that doesn't look like it's been used in 20 years - seriously, it was overgrown with grass and weeds. I kinda... More 

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Milford, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Where many young men and women started their military careers. This historic site has served our nation well. I first entered Fort Wayne on August 9, 1966 and returned several times in future years to visit a hidden Detroit jewel.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a nice tour via the Detroit Historical Museum and our guide was very knowledgeable. The Civil War Day history are quite interesting. There's no real guide to what's happening and where. There is a very energetic effort to refurbish and restore the buildings

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is definitely an interesting place. Many of the historical fort structures are a bit run down but there is still a lot of beauty here. Not located in the greatest of areas but the grounds are completely safe and staffed with security guards. Hours are odd (sometimes it will be closed for no reason) and there is a parking... More 

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Rock Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I enlisted in the U.S. Army and was inprocessed here on 23 July 1968. Performed work (details) around some of these buildings. So sad to read about and view the decline this fort has suffered. I truly wax nostalgic about this fort and the surrounding city. Many memories and experiences come back to me as I read Trip Advisor's article... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's sad to see the old Fort Wayne area in such disrepair. Buildings are literally falling down, roofs are caved in and weeds are growing everywhere. We had a nice tour via the Detroit Historical Museum and our guide was very knowledgable. Civil War Days are a bit chaotic. There's no real guide to what's happening and where. At this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

As a history buff / film maker myself , the historic fort wayne is definitely a location to tour. Surrounded by a ton of history, this is as close to being in the boots of the 19th century soldiers in Detroit as you can get. Soldiers from the civil war all the way up to the Vietnam war were stationed... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It's really a shame so few Michigan residents know about this place, especially those interested in military history. A complete walled fortress right here in our own back yard. And as a former tour guide from back in the 1980's let me tell ya', this place is haunted. When you wander around and get that feeling you're being watched, you... More 

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River Rouge, Michigan, United States
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Loved it. Very cheap. Bring your own picnic basket. See the baddest fort that was once filled with 1000 cannons. Wa built during the Civil war times. They had a special day with reenactments. I'd advise going then. Look at my picture to see why. The awesome people (vets) who bravely fought for our country are there during these times... More 

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Livonia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I recommended a visit duration of only 2-3hrs, because you might not immediately fall in love with this place...I visited three times over the years before it clicked for me. I mean, I always found it cool, but somehow, after maybe the third time or so, I absolutely fell in love with the place. So much so that I am... More 

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Address: Address: 6235 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48209
Phone Number: 313-224-6385
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit

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