Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown

Be A Tourist Logo 2016 

Visit 16 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday, September 11th, 2016, from NOON until 5pm! 

Download and print a one-page passport here, or pick one up at any Kroger or Old National Bank location after August 15th.



Participating Attractions

African/African-American Historical Museum
The African/African-American Historical Museum houses exhibits on Africa and notable African Americans.

Allen County Courthouse
Visit the magnificent Allen County Courthouse.
Guided tours available on an ongoing basis from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

NEW FOR 2016!

Bicentennial Celebration at the Allen County Public Library
Visit the library and enjoy free Lincoln and Fine Book Room Tours and a special Bicentennial celebration.

Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Artlink connects artists with the community and the community to the arts. Enjoy the current exhibit “Bicentennial: Indiana’s People, Places, and Things.”

Cathedral Museum
The Cathedral Museum houses religious artifacts dating back to the time of Jesus Christ and Abraham.

Embassy Theatre
Experience a self-guided tour of the Embassy Theatre and rooftop patio.
Special hours: 12 noon - 4:30 pm

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
Surround yourself with nature at an oasis in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Special hours: 12 noon - 4 pm

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Discover exhibits, hands-on fun for the kids, and the Summer of Glass.

The History Center
Fort Wayne’s past meets the present at the History Center!

NEW FOR 2016!

Bicentennial Trolley Tours at the History Center
Tour historical markers and sites during this special one-time event. Tickets available at Barr Street Market day of.

Lincoln Tower
Come visit a Fort Wayne and Indiana landmark! The grand historic lobby will be open for tours.
*The Observation Deck will not be open during this year’s event.

The Old Fort
Come and experience living history! Situated at the junction of the St. Mary’s, St. Joseph, and Maumee rivers.

NEW FOR 2016!

Parkview Field
Parkview Field, home of the TinCaps, will offer special 9/11 Memorial events.

Science Central
Hands-on fun is the rule at Science Central, Indiana’s interactive science center.

NEW FOR 2016!

University of Saint Francis - Downtown
Tour the new downtown facility and enjoy students’ short films.

Visitors Center
Stop by the Visitors Center for information on area attractions, and a selection of Fort Wayne souvenirs.

911 stair climb 20169/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Parkview Field
Starting at 9:59am, join in a ceremony to remember and pay tribute to the lives touched and changed by the events of September 11, 2001. Learn more and register online here.

For additional information on Be A Tourist events, please contact Visit Fort Wayne at 260-424-3700.  

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown would not be possible without the support of these sponsors:

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