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:

Miami Indian Heritage Days at                            the Chief Richardville House

September 5 Miami Harvest: Edible and Usable Plants and      Materials with Dani Tippmann, 1-4pm

Taste of the Arts Festival

August 29 Visit the History Center free of charge from 9am-5pm and get your photo taken in jail outside the museum!

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

September 13 Free Admission with Passport available from any Fort Wayne Kroger or Old National Bank, 12-5pm


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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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Virtual Exhibits

Click here to see our new online exhibit capabilities!

Paid Historical Collection Intern

The History Center is seeking candidates for a paid internship this fall with the historical collection! Learn more.


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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