History Center


The History Center was built in 1893 as the original City Hall building for Fort Wayne by local architects John F. Wing and Marshall S. Mahurin. Completely unlike the modern, open structures that make up the bulk of the arts campus, the History Center is a prime example of Richardson Romanesque architecture. As you pass by, take note of the intricate details in the stonework and engravings of the facade. The craftsmanship is simply amazing.

The History Center
302 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The centerpiece of the museum, The Sheilds Room, has been restored to its original glory as the Old City Council Chambers and Courtroom. The History Center is also the home to 23,000 artifacts that tell the story of Fort Wayne and Allen County through the decades.

The History Center is independently owned and operated. Learn more at fwhistorycenter.com.