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The History Center

The History Center in Fort Wayne, IN is the home of the collection of the Allen County/Fort Wayne Historical Society. With over 26,000 artifacts, this local museum traces the diverse history of an area that was once home to the Miami Indians and then populated by a variety of immigrants. The Historical Society’s building was built as the City Hall in 1893 and contains a new exhibition gallery, Allen County Innovation—detailing the inventions produced and created here—as well as the former city jail. In addition, the Historical Society owns the home of Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville, once the richest man in the area. For more information, see www.fwhistorycenter.com.

Hours: History Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri; noon to 5 p.m. Sat. & the first Sun. of each month. Also open Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with FREE admission during the Barr Street Market

Chief Richardville House is open 1-4 p.m. first Saturday of the month May-Nov.

Benefits: 
Free Admission
Gift Shop Discount