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Old Fort

  • Address: 1201 Spy Run Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Phone: (260) 437-2836
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Enjoy a stroll through the sights and sounds of yesteryear! Visit the Historic Fort, where history is brought to life through hands-on demonstrations and re-enactments. Period specific events ranging from the early 1700s through the Civil War Era are presented.

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  • 2018-11-24 11:00:00 2018-11-24 17:00:00 Joyeux Noel &#8211; A Festive French Christmas <p>Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee!</p> <p><span>Saturday: 11:00am&#8211;5:00pm</span><br /><br />Jump in your car, hop on the Holly Trolley (sponsored by the Downtown Improvement District) or hitch up your sleigh and welcome the holidays with fun and festivities at the Old Fort. Revel in a time when French speaking habitants celebrated Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee, Christmas and New Years on les trois rivières (the three rivers). Artisans present hand crafted gift ideas and the Bakers of the Old Fort offer their wares! Warm up by the fire as we deck the halls. History and the holidays come to life at the Old Fort.</p> 1201 Spy Run Ave Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-01-26 10:00:00 2019-01-26 17:00:00 Nouvelle Annee: 1759 <p>The sights, sounds, smells and textures of the past assault your senses as you pass the sentries and cross the threshold of the gate house Fort Wayne’s Historic Old Fort.<br />It is Winter, the old year has ended, a new year begins at Post des Miami which will one day be known as Fort Wayne, IN. The new year, 1758, brings with it for the people of Post des Miami, many of the same feelings we might be experiencing after today’s New Year.<br /><br />Join with French Soldiers, civilians and Native American Allies as they try to survive the turmoil of the French and Indian War raging at it’s peak in the eastern US. Watch the Barber Surgeon try to treat the sickness of a smallpox epidemic brought on by Native and French soldiers returning from the Siege of Fort William Henry against the English, Welcome the arrival of a new post commandant following the capture of the prior commander by the English, Help the garrison hunt for food along the Three Rivers, and fall in to drill along with the soldiers of His Majesty’s Troupes de la Marine. An immersive day of living history awaits.</p> 1201 Spy Run Ave Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-04 10:00:00 2019-05-05 18:00:00 Muster on the St. Mary’s &#8211; TIMELINE of Several Centuries <p>Have you ever wanted to talk with Dr. Benjamin Franklin? Do you know what weapons the army in the medieval era used? What were the French Settlers like when they inhabited this area? Historical re-enactors representing times from the early Vikings through the WWII converge on Fort Wayne’s Historic Old Fort. Demonstrations will be given on period cooking, gardening, military life, and much more spanning up to 2000 years.<br /><br />Local 4th &amp; 5th grade classes may register for Education Day on Friday, May 4.<br /><br /></p> 1201 Spy Run Ave Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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