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Address: 6235 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48209
Phone Number: 313-224-6385

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Native Detroiter...First time....

The Fort was open for a Civil War enactment and it was very nice. The fort is now open for bikers and joggers...which is very nice....So much history at my back door and finally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Jan B
Westland, Michigan
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Novi, Michigan
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday afternoon visit to Historic Fort Wayne with our family (4 daughters 20+y.o.) turned into a magical experience for everyone. Granted we were nearly the only visitors there, but that is my family's definition of perfect ! We started out following the path on our own, then picked up Jim, the best tour guide on the planet ! He shared... More 

Thank Denoyer2015
Detroit, Michigan
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The fee for this event is $25 per person. Could not believe how terrible the narration was (especially by Chris), what was said and how hard it is to hear what they are saying. Very little historic information was offered, there are few plaques and no written literature so you can obtain the information. This tour is basically walking through... More 

1 Thank k s
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

it is great place to go to see ,if you like old war stuff and also a place where you can go to watch the fireworks

Thank Airrion H
Owosso, Michigan
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Civil War era facility on the river. The buildings are slowly falling apart. It is a real shame because it is a great place for the family to visit. The earthen fort portion is in great shape. I wish I had known it was here a long time ago. I was there during a civil war enactment and 1870's baseball... More 

Thank MichResident
Hazel Park, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Always worth checking out this type of history. Great place, very old historic buildings that are worth visiting!

Thank Kelly S
Westland, Michigan
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70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The Fort was open for a Civil War enactment and it was very nice. The fort is now open for bikers and joggers...which is very nice....So much history at my back door and finally I'm discovering home

Thank Jan B
Mount Clemens, Michigan
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I must say, Fort Wayne is a hidden gem in the city of Detroit. We happened upon it last weekend, and our tour guide, Dave, really made the place come to life. We heard all sorts of cool stories and insights about the city, military, architecture, soldier life, and even some cool ghost stories. Some of the barracks and housing... More 

Thank BathCityUSA
Sandusky, Michigan
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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149 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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.

Thank Phillip N
Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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

Thank LT40

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