Field Trip to Historic Fort Wayne
Saturday, June 15, 2013
6325 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48209
The Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan has arranged a guided tour of Historic Fort Wayne. For those that wish to car pool, please meet at the Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48216. We will leave the Gaelic League promptly at 1:00 pm. The tour begins at 1:30 pm at Historic Ft. Wayne.
The fee for the tour is $5.00 per person (Children under 14yrs of age are free). Secured on site parking is $5.00 per car.
The tour takes approximately 1½ hours and will start in the Fort Visitor Center. We will visit the Star Fort, Old Barracks, Indian Burial Mound (approximately 900 yrs. old), Officer Row and the Spanish American Guard House.
As we walk around the site, we will learn of the history of the site long before the fort was built to the present. Visit the website http://www.historicfortwaynecoalition.com/fortabout.html for information about the fort and its tours.
The following information is listed on the website for the safety of all visitors:
At least one adult should accompany children on the Fort grounds.
NO pets; Service animals are welcome.
All visitors must wear shirts and shoes.
DO NOT ENTER or approach any building unless accompanied by a museum guide.
NO metal detectors, digging and taking of artifacts.
Picnicking is allowed, but NO barbecues, fires, or alcoholic beverages.
Please place trash and litter in proper receptacles.
NO fishing or swimming is permitted.
The shoreline is a hazardous area, please stay 15 ft. from the river’s edge.
Do not climb on anything or enter any fenced off areas.
Visitors are asked to report any vandalism observed to Fort Staff. Visitors will be held responsible for any damage they cause.
Historical Fort Wayne is located at 6235 West Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48209. (313) 833-8849
From the North: Take I-75 South to exit 46, the Livernois exit (this is below I-94 so head south on I-75 if coming from either direction). Follow the service drive to the 2nd stoplight. This is Livernois. Turn left on Livernois. Follow Livernois until it ends at Jefferson. Cross Jefferson and enter Historic Fort Wayne.
From the South: Take I-75 North to exit 46, the Livernois exit. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right on Livernois. Follow Livernois until it ends at Jefferson. Cross Jefferson and enter Historic Fort Wayne.