Historic Fort Wayne

Southwest Wall and Limestone Barracks, Detroit, Michigan

Southwest Wall and Limestone Barracks, Detroit, Michigan

A view of the Limestone Barracks within the walls of Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit.

Photo courtesy of John A. Mycek

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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.

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition

Contact Information

Address

6325 Jefferson Avenue

Detroit, MI 48209

Driving Directions

Phone: (313) 297-8373

Email:

Location of Historic Fort Wayne

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Detroit Weather

Now
CLOUDY
44°F
CLOUDY, humidity 85%, barometer 30.00,
wind 15 mph SSW
Sunday
A touch of freezing rain this morning
45°F | 41°F
A touch of freezing rain this morning
Monday
A few showers, fog, then a little rain
51°F | 45°F
A few showers, fog, then a little rain
Tuesday
Very windy; a couple of showers
52°F | 26°F
Very windy; a couple of showers
Wednesday
Rather cloudy, a snow shower; colder
35°F | 24°F
Rather cloudy, a snow shower; colder
Thursday
Chilly with sun and some clouds
37°F | 30°F
Chilly with sun and some clouds

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