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

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P/CLOUDY
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P/CLOUDY, humidity 79%, barometer 30.24,
wind 5 mph NNE
Friday
Partly sunny and nice
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Partly sunny and nice
Saturday
Mostly sunny; nice in the afternoon
67°F | 54°F
Mostly sunny; nice in the afternoon
Sunday
Warmer; showers late in the afternoon
78°F | 62°F
Warmer; showers late in the afternoon
Monday
A shower in the morning; mostly cloudy
70°F | 48°F
A shower in the morning; mostly cloudy
Tuesday
Cool with clouds and sunshine
66°F | 49°F
Cool with clouds and sunshine

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