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Address: 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4025
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I enjoy the history of this and always check it out when I come to town. Easy walk and nice trip back in time

Reviewed 12 December 2016
fcrane35
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Troy, Michigan
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Disclaimer: I work regularly with the HFW staff This being said, there is a reason for my participation in their events. The operators here strive for quality, consistency, and accuracy as is possible. This is a regional attraction and draws re-enactors from across the country. Even if you miss an event, the fort is available in a park setting to... More 

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Thank Ian C
Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We enjoyed walking through the fort, seeing the actors and touching a bit of history. Showing a real place to my grandchildren to explain how people lived was a great experience.

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Thank Dorothy / Thoma... M
Troy, Michigan
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210 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I enjoy the history of this and always check it out when I come to town. Easy walk and nice trip back in time

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Thank fcrane35
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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518 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Although this is downsized from its original reconstruction, it is a great lesson from the past and an enjoyable visit for an hour.

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Thank James W
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The buildings are neat if not boring when there is no event going on. Great place to go if you're into Pokemon Go.

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Thank Kristofer S
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188 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Today we spent the afternoon in historic Fort Wayne, IN. Wow, we learned a great deal about the city. The exhibits were excellent and informative. I highly recommend visiting this historic area. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Harold R
Port Macquarie, Australia
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Was a nice stroll through the fort, unfortunately we missed the re enactment by a couple of weeks. The history was interesting

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Thank crowgirl60
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Built in 2004, it's just a replica but still interesting. It was built from the plans of an actual 1800's fort that had been burned down.

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Thank Matthew B
Lakeland
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313 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small old fort, nicely restored and easily accessible in the center of town, but go on a weekend when they have a re-enactment, otherwise it may be disappointing. During the monthly reenactment, there are folks who dress and live in period costume and lifestyle. They are fascinating to talk to and very knowledgeable and helpful. You can... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Pretty much all former Fort Wayne school children from the 80s-90s have fond memories of sleepovers at the Old Fort. Imagine our disappointment when the attraction closed. Thanks to the Friends of the Fort, this attraction is up and running once more for a new generation! Witness historical reenactments, participate in live demonstrations, and stroll through this recreation of the... More 

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