Colonial Winter Garrison 1775 – 1783

  • 1201 Spy Run Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • (260) 437-2836
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  • Presented By: Old Fort
  • Dates: February 29, 2020
  • Location: Old Fort
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Freewill donation
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes


Living History: Colonial Winter Garrison 1775 - 1783
Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00am – 5:00pm

Wintertime was hard on man and beast. Sometimes surviving it was a victory against mother nature. Now the Colonial soldiers must get ready for the struggle against England as they repair their equipment and practice their skills.

Huddling around fires, soldier's songs and stories abound as regiments of Continental Army and militia regiments spend a harsh 18th century in the Old Fort.   Officer's train new recruits plan for the coming conflicts. Hearth cooking and baking keep an army fed.

Admission is FREE. Donations are accepted at the gate and permit us to keep the Fort in Fort Wayne.  

Friendly Volunteers of the Old Fort Bake Sale offer baked goods and light refreshments. For information see the Events page or call (260) 437-2836.

Parking on Fourth Street across from Lawton Park and on Spy Run across from the Fort. Walk the River Greenway under Spy Run.