Did you know the first fort in Fort Wayne was built by the French? Why was it built? Who lived there? What did they do there? Visit Fort Saint Philippe Post des Miamis and help celebrate Nouvelle Annee, the new year. See French soldiers, habitants (settlers), voyageurs, and their Miami Native Allies endure the chilly winter months. Native councils, arrests, desertion, and pay call were all part of daily life at Post Miami. See skits reenacting actual historical events from the history of Fort Wayne. Sponsored by Historic Fort Wayne and Les Garrison du Pays den Haut.
Admission: Freewill donation.
Visit our website oldfortwayne.org, facebook.com/HistoricFortWayne, or call (260)437-2836 for schedule updates and information.
The Old Fort is located at 1201 Spy Run Ave. Parking is available at Headwaters Park, Lawton Park, and in the lot across from the Fort. Visitors should use the Rivergreenway Trail under the Spy Run bridge to access the Fort.
Masks are required to enter fort buildings.