2019 Historic Fort Wayne Civil War Days
Historic Fort Wayne Civil War Days will be held on June 7-9, 2019 at Civil War Era Fort Wayne in Detroit, Michigan from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Civil War reenactor groups travel from acros Michigan, and as far away as Illinois, Ohio, Southern Indiana, and Ontario to participate in Historic Fort Wayne Civil War Days. There will also be ongoing infantry and artillery demonstrations, along with the 5th Michigan Regimental Band (Saturday Only), crafts, blacksmithing, and a vintage baseball game (Saturday and Sunday). Other major attractions include civilian, union, and confederate camps, all of which will be open for the public to tour.
Historic Fort Wayne Civil War Days
Meet Living Historians and historic personality impersonator/interpreters all day during the Historic Fort Wayne Civil War Days. Visit wartime medical displays, cooking demos, Union Headquarters, garrison living, a vintage base ball game and more.
Admission: $5.00 /person. Children under 12 free.
Parking: $5.00 per vehicle.
Fort tours available – $5.00 per person.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Historic Fort Wayne
6325 West Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48209
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10:00 -11:30 ~ Infantry Drill
11:25 ~ Cannon Demo (US & CS Artillery pieces)
2:30 – 3:15 ~ Tactical Demonstration
Event Closes at 4:00
10:00 ~ Drill
10:30-11:15 ~ Baseball Warm Up (on Riverfront Parade ground)
11:15 ~ Cannon Demo (Confederate Artillery piece)
11:30 ~ Vintage Baseball Game (on Riverfront Parade ground)
1:00 ~ Cannon Demo (Union Artillery pieces)
2:00-3:00 ~ Tactical Demonstration
Event Closes at 4:00
The Historic Fort Wayne Civil War Days includes the season debut of historic baseball on Saturday on the parade grounds outside the Star Fort with our “home team,” the Early Risers.
Secured parking is $5 per vehicle. Admission is $5 for adults and kids under 12 are FREE for this special weekend. Guided tours of the Historic Fort Wayne complex will also be offered each day priced at $5 for adults and free for children under 12. The guided tours will include the Star Fort and barracks built in the 1840s, as well as the Spanish-American War Guard House.
About Historic Fort Wayne
Historic Fort Wayne first opened in 1845 and served as an Army post for nearly 160 years. Over 14,000 men and women mustered into service for the Union Army at this site in which 1,480 did not return to Michigan buried in the battle field cemeteries in the South. Historic Fort Wayne is one of a handful of star forts left in the US. The Fort is also one of few remaining sites, in Michigan, where soldiers from the Civil War trained.
About The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition
The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition is dedicated to preserving the history of Michigan men and women who served their country between 1845 and 1973 who either sent material to or personally passed through Historic Fort Wayne as a place of induction to United States military service. We are busy helping the Fort’s caretakers, the City of Detroit Recreation Department with this effort in two major ways. First, we present high quality events that provide ways for the public to enjoy Historic Fort Wayne and see glimpses of how it would have looked when it was garrisoned. We are also very busy preserving and restoring as much of the structures and facilities as possible on the Fort grounds.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Historic Fort Wayne Civil War Days will at Fort Wayne in Detroit, Michigan.
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