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Address: 1201 Spy Run Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4025
Phone Number: +1 260 437-2836

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Go on a re-enactment day

This is a small old fort, nicely restored and easily accessible in the center of town, but go on a weekend when they have a re-enactment, otherwise it may be disappointing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
Janet S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we spent the afternoon in historic Fort Wayne, IN. Wow, we learned a great deal about the city. The exhibits were excellent and informative. I highly recommend visiting this historic area. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Harold R
Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Was a nice stroll through the fort, unfortunately we missed the re enactment by a couple of weeks. The history was interesting

Thank crowgirl60
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Built in 2004, it's just a replica but still interesting. It was built from the plans of an actual 1800's fort that had been burned down.

Thank Matthew B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a small old fort, nicely restored and easily accessible in the center of town, but go on a weekend when they have a re-enactment, otherwise it may be disappointing. During the monthly reenactment, there are folks who dress and live in period costume and lifestyle. They are fascinating to talk to and very knowledgeable and helpful. You can... More 

1 Thank Janet S
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Pretty much all former Fort Wayne school children from the 80s-90s have fond memories of sleepovers at the Old Fort. Imagine our disappointment when the attraction closed. Thanks to the Friends of the Fort, this attraction is up and running once more for a new generation! Witness historical reenactments, participate in live demonstrations, and stroll through this recreation of the... More 

Thank ELinsky2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Especially during festival time, this is a great historic place with much history behind it. The volunteers behind it are very knowledgeable and play the part very well. We've enjoyed the Old Fort for generations.

Thank edcm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

General Anthony Wayne had a storied career and left his mark on the history of the Northwest and Indiana territories. This particular fort was later named for him, then destroyed. The replica buildings are open only during special events, but the grounds are open to walk around daily. There is no parking on Spy Run and downtown streets are metered.... More 

1 Thank Paul S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

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.

Thank BigDaveBo
Bradenton, 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.

1 Thank bittychicken
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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 

2 Thank ALAN S

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