The museum is open for your visiting pleasure.

Looking for that one-of-a kind gift? Our web-store is open and ready to feed your hunger for history!

Coming Up at the History Center:

Festival of Gingerbread
November 27 through December 13

November 25 Lighting Night at the History Center, 3-9pm          
Take your tour of Downtown Fort Wayne's holiday sights with a special stop at the History Center to see Santa Claus who arrives at 5pm! Preview gingerbread creations and watch as we light the turret to kick off the holiday season!                

November 26 History Center closed for Thanksgiving.           

November 27 Festival of Gingerbread Begins!               
Check out the full schedule of events here.

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Festival of Gingerbread Hours:

9am - 5pm Monday-Thursday

9am - 8pm Friday & Saturday

12 - 5pm Sunday

Free Parking  --  Handicap Accessible

To view a complete schedule of events for the Festival of Gingerbread, visit the History Center's Events page here.

Festival of Gingerbread Admission:


Seniors (65+)--$4.00

Youth (3-17)--$4.00

 Ages 2 & under--free

 History Center members--free           

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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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Virtual Exhibits

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The Heritage Education Fund 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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