Siege of Fort Wayne 1812

Event Dates:

06/08/2024 Saturday 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
06/09/2024 Saturday 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Venue: The Old Fort

Address: 1201 Spy Run Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Admission: Unless specifically noted, all events are free. Donations are gratefully accepted!

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Contact: Historic Fort Wayne Inc.

Phone: (260) 437-2836

Siege of Fort Wayne 1812

June 8 - June 9, 2024

Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

From the days of the American Revolutionary War to the end of the 1812 War, British agents operating from Canada worked to instigate Native American tribes against the United States as part of an effort to block American expansion westward. During the War of 1812, Indiana Territory was home to several conflicts between the United States territorial government and partisan Native American forces backed by the British. Fort Wayne, situated on the confluence of the Three Rivers, was on the front line in a battle that could have decided the fate of the entire Northwest Territory. Had Fort Wayne fallen, Great Britain would have controlled the entire western border of the United States. This weekend at the Old Fort, reenactors will recreate the Siege of Fort Wayne during the War of 1812. Come experience the conflict! Observe musket and cannon demonstrations. Visit with soldiers, civilians, and period artisans. Enjoy children’s activities and check out the latest Old Fort merchandise!

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