Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown

Visit 17 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday, September 9th, 2018, from NOON until 5pm! 


Participating Attractions (subject to change)

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.

Allen County Public Library
Visit the library and enjoy free Lincoln and Fine Book Room Tours.

Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Artlink connects artists with the community and the community to the arts. Enjoy the current exhibit Middle Waves Poster Show, and solo exhibition “Dementia, Death, and Dealing with Loss” by Rachel Von.

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 behind the scenes.
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!

Karpeles Manuscript Museum - Fairfield Hall
Check out the “The World’s First Long Distance Telephone Line 1878” exhibit. (Please note, this attraction is not wheelchair accessible.)

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.

Parkview Field
Parkview Field, home of the TinCaps, will offer special tours and kids activities.

Riverfront Fort Wayne
Join us for walking tours and learn about the history, ecology, and plans of the future riverfront development. Tours depart from cul-de-sac at the north end of Calhoun Street in Headwaters Park.

University of Saint Francis - Downtown
Tour the Music Technology facilities and enjoy special kids music & art activities.

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

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

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

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