Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown

Visit 16 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday, September 8th, 2019, from NOON until 5pm! 

Thanks for Participating!

Below is a list of attractions for the 2018 event. For additional information on Be A Tourist events, please contact Visit Fort Wayne at 260-424-3700.  

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, and Letterboxing in Children's Services.

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to participate in Letterboxing as they explore the Children’s Services department of the Main Library. Not sure what letterboxing is? It’s similar to a treasure hunt in which you follow clues to find a hidden box. Come to Children’s Services anytime between Noon and 5:00 on September 9 to find out more!

Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Artlink connects artists with the community and the community to the arts.

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

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

Karpeles Manuscript Museum - Fairfield Hall
Check out the Wright Brothers exhibit. (Please note, this attraction is not wheelchair accessible.)

The Landing
Explore the Landing and envision all it will become on this behind-the-scenes tour. 

Lincoln Tower
Come visit a Fort Wayne and Indiana landmark! The grand historic lobby will be open for tours.
*The Observation Deck and bank vault 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. Note for 2018Tours depart from the trailhead in Lawton Park, near the corner of 4th ST and Spy Run Ave.

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.
Special hours: 11 am – 5 pm

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