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!

Registration for the 2015 Festival of Gingerbread is now Open! Learn More

Coming Up at the History Center:

October 2-27 From Pencils to Pixels: Hoosier Cartoons and Comics a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society. Standard admission applies

October 17 A Night in the Old City Jail Take a trip through the darker side of history with a visit to the History Centerís Old City Jail. Get goose bumps touring the iron cells that housed generations of inmates until 1971 and discover the artifacts of those who broke and upheld the law of historic Fort Wayne. 5pm-9pm $3 per person

October 25 The Pennsylvania Railroad Station on Baker Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Presentation and book-signing with the author, 2pm
Available now in our gift shop or online.


November 1 WWII Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans
Lecture and book-signing with the Kayleen Reusser, 2pm
Available now in our gift shop or online.


November 7, 10am-5pm and November 8, 12pm-4pm
Traders' Days at Chief Richardville House
Shop for traditional crafts, goods & wares, and enjoy hands-on demonstrations & interactive educational programs. Free to the public.

For directions to the Chief Richardville House  Click Here

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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           

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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

Click here to see our new online exhibit capabilities!


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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