This attraction reopened July 2020.

One of Fort Wayne’s most unique discoveries is the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.

With two locations in Fort Wayne, one at 3039 Piqua Avenue and one at 2410 Fairfield, there are plenty of cool and new exhibits for you to explore at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.

The Karpeles Library is the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts and documents. Better yet, admission is free!  

Exhibits are changed often, offering visitors a chance to see a wide variety of historical documents. In the past, visitors have been able to see copies of the Treaty of Versailles, handwritten letters by US presidents including President Abraham Lincoln, historical maps, Stamp Act documents and so much more!

Fort Wayne is one of only a handful of cities through the US that has been blessed with a Karpeles Museum.

Do yourself a favor and drop by the Karpeles. Better yet, take a young adult with you so he/she can view some of history’s most interesting documents.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Holidays

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

This post was originally published in November 2011 and has been updated. Last revised May 2021.