The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition offers a new season of the “Tours After Dark” series, which provide visitors the rare opportunity to potentially interact with the ghosts and spirits that may still inhabit Historic Fort Wayne (6325 W. Jefferson Ave. at the foot of Livernois) in Detroit’s Delray neighborhood.

Kicking off Friday, June 16, this is a walking, investigative tour of the stories and legends the historians often leave out, so appropriate footwear is a must (no sandals or heels please). Tickets are $30 per person and include the tour and secured parking. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Visitors Center, and the tour runs until 11:30 p.m. on each of the following nights:

  • Friday, June 16
  • Friday, July 7
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Saturday, September 9
  • Saturday, September 23
  • Saturday, October 7
  • Saturday, October 21
  • Saturday, October 28

While these events are guided tours, they are not “ghost hunts”, although cameras and recording devices are permitted. Stories featured on the tour include a World War I soldier still walking his post and a despondent domestic servant who took her life on the grounds.

All guests must be at least 10 years of age and agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the tour. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Online reservations are available for all 2017 dates at

The Fort’s regular public hours also continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday each weekend now through Sunday, October 29. Secured parking is $5, and admission is free. For more information on special events and activities at Historic Fort Wayne during 2017, visit