For $25, today's side deal gets you and your family a one-year membership to the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society's History Center (a $50 value). Besides admission to the History Center and the Chief Richardville House, as well as a 10% discount at the museum shop, members get fancy treatment at more than 250 Time Travelers museums and organizations across the country.
More than 23,000 pieces of Fort Wayne history live in the elegant City Hall building, erected in 1893. Permanent exhibitions include a mastodon bone in Earliest Inhabitants, the sword President Washington awarded Chief Little Turtle in Miami Indian History, and Anthony Wayne's blanket fort in the Anthony Wayne Exhibit. This temple of the past also has its eye on the future—a begoggled pioneer pedaling an antique bicycle powers the center's blog and digital collections. An ever-evolving schedule of History Center events, including a lecture series and the Festival of the Gingerbread, caters to a variety of interests and provides ample reason for return visits all year long.
- My eldest loved the room with all the old electrical appliances (especially the 75 year old fan). My youngest was fascinated with the typewriter. I was told I have to buy one... They also like the blacksmith shop and working drill! If we are ever in Ft. Wayne again, we shall make a repeat visit! – Jennifer H.C., Facebook
Downtown Fort Wayne
302 E Berry St.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802Get Directions