Located on a bend of the Detroit River, Fort Wayne, Detroit, was used by the United States Army between 1841 and 1972. Following initial construction (1841-1853), the star-shaped defensive works sat vacant until the US Civil War when the fort became a volunteer instruction camp. Beginning in 1862, the 83-acre reservation was continually developed and rebuilt to accommodate larger infantry garrisons, Army MP and Chaplain training schools, and Quartermaster warehouses and offices. Throughout Fort Wayne’s entire history, the post was used as an induction center for Michigan men and women serving in America's military for every conflict of the late 19th and 20th Centuries. Today, the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department and volunteers of the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition work to restore the site and interpret its story.
Be among the thousands to discover Detroit’s secret past at Historic Fort Wayne.
REGULAR HOURS -- Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. SECURED PARKING is provided on-site for $5.00. SELF-GUIDED TOURS of Historic Fort Wayne are FREE of charge.