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The Old Fort

  • 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • (260) 437-2836
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Enjoy a stroll through the sights and sounds of yesteryear!  Visit the Old Fort, where history is brought to life through hands-on demonstrations and re-enactments.  Events and programs highlighting the fort's significance to the Old Northwest Territory, the State of Indiana, and the United States during the 17th and 18th centuries are presented on weekends throughout the season. For event updates, go to or Wayne. 

Parking for the Old Fort is available at Headwaters Park, Lawton Park, and in the lot across from the fort on Spy Run Avenue.  Visitors can use the walking bridge from Headwaters Park, the Rivergreenway Trail from Lawton Park, and the Rivergreenway Trail under the Spy Run Bridge to access the fort.

Please note for Fall 2022: The bridge on Spy Run Avenue is undergoing construction and is often down to one lane. Expect traffic delays when visiting the Old Fort. For the safety of our visitors, we strongly encourage you to park at Headwaters Park or Lawton Park.  Otherwise, please use extreme caution when crossing Spy Run Avenue. Construction is expected to last until the end of the year. 

**The grounds and outer buildings of the Old Fort are handicap accessible, but the buildings within the walls of the fort are not.  The parade ground is gravel.