The museum is open for your visiting pleasure,

but if the unpredictable weather is not for you, our web-store is open and ready to feed your hunger for history!

Coming Up at the History Center:

The History Center Museum will be closed on July 4th in recognition of Independence Day.

Please join us at Chief Richardville House!

Miami Indian Heritage Days

at the Chief Richardville House

July 4, 1-4pm  

"Tools of the Miami" with Craig Arnold and George Strack.

click here for details and admission rates.

Three Rivers Festival Events:


July 10-18 10am-5pm

Visit the History Center to discover Fort Wayne railroad history up close and personal. This impressive model train show from T.R.A.I.N.S. will be on display in the History Center during the Three Rivers Festival.

Follow the Pipes

July 12-14

The History Center and the American Guild of Organists present a tour of Fort Wayne pipe organs with performances at each location.

Click here for a detailed schedule of locations. Sponsored by the American Guild of Organists & The History Center.

Dearly Departed

July 11, 4:30-7pm

Join ARCH for a tour through historic Lindenwood Cemetery and hear stories of 15 Fort Wayne citizens whose lives have a City street or park named in their honor. Free admission. Sponsored by ARCH, Inc, History Center & Lindenwood Cemetery. Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 W. Main St


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Museum Hours:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Friday

Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday

Noon - 5 p.m. First Sunday of each month

Free Parking  --  Handicap Accessible

Museum Admission:


Seniors (65+)--$4.00

Youth (3-17)--$4.00

 Ages 2 & under--free

 History Center members--free           

 Consider becoming a Member!

The History Center has rooms available for meetings and parties. Our beautiful, fully restored Shields Room is perfect for weddings. For more information, click here.



Time Travelers allows members of The History Center access to over 178 reciprocal institutions with over 250 individual museums and historical societies in 43 states. Members of Time Travelers organizations receive a variety of special benefits, such as free admission or gift shop discounts when they visit Time Travelers affiliates. For a listing of member institutions click here. 

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Read the History Center's Award-Winning Blog: "Our Stories" 

The Chief Richardville House has been named a National Landmark!

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Virtual Exhibits

 Click here to see our new online exhibit capabilities!


The Heritage Education has raised over $1 million dollars since it's inception!

You can help build a student's knowledge of local and area history by donating to the Heritage Education Fund. All dollars raised in our annual campaign go toward providing free admission to the History Center to school groups in Allen County as well as DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben Counties.

Over 200 school groups have attended in each of the past three school years!

Donate here

or send your check with "HEF" in the memo line to:

The History Center

302 East Berry

 Fort Wayne IN 46802





       The History Center

      is a funded member

      of Arts United.


The History Center | 302 East Berry Street | Fort Wayne, Indiana | 46802 | v. 260.426.2882 | f. 260.424.4419
Home of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society

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