Take a Day Trip to a Fort Wayne Museum from Nappanee

If you're looking for the perfect day trip while staying in your Nappanee Bed and Breakfast, visit a Fort Wayne Museum. There are plenty of terrific museums in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As the second largest city in Indiana, you're sure to find your day trip filled with activities. Pack some snacks for your drive and head on out to one of the most interesting cities in Indiana.

Fort Wayne African/African American Museum
436 East Douglas Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 420-0765

The Fort Wayne African/African American Museum opened in 2000. The museum pieces are housed on two floors in a large two-story house. The first floor contains commentaries of former slaves, brilliant African American politicians and inventors. Second floor museum exhibits include music, stories about the Underground Railroad and people who made history in sports. If you're interested in finding out more about this museum, visit Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission to this Fort Wayne museum for adults is $3.00, and it's $2.00 for children.

The History Center
302 E Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 426-2882

Plan a day trip from your Nappanee Inn and visit The History Center. This museum features more than 23,000 historical pieces and artifacts. Fort Wayne's history is preserved through stories, pictures and much more. The History Center provides historical information that goes all the way back to the Ice Age. What will you see? Many of the exhibits are permanent, including the Miami Indian History, Earliest Inhabitants, Anthony Wayne and Industry. Find out how Fort Wayne survived through an ever-changing America. Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Parking is free. Admission price for adults is $5.00, and $3.00 for children. Little ones under five enter free. 

Chief Richardville House
5705 Bluffton Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
(260) 426-2882 ext. 309

This Fort Wayne museum is a part of The History Center. It was constructed by the most influential Indian in Fort Wayne's history, Miami Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville. He was also the richest man in Indiana by the time of his death in 1841. Learn how the son of a French trapper and Miami Indian woman saved many of his people's land from the government. Chief Richardville House is only open the first Saturday of May to October, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adults pay $7.00 for admission and children pay $5.00. Kids under five get in free.

Science Central
1950 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 424-2400

Science Central provides a fun day out from your Nappanee Bed and Breakfast. There are hands-on activities as well as interesting exhibits for the entire family. Kids especially love the space exhibitions and the Weather Station. Many of the exhibits are permanent, such as the Moon Walk and Buesching Mastodon. Temporary displays change periodically, providing a fresh visit each time. Hours and days change with each season, so call for an updated schedule. Admission price for everyone is $7.00. Children under two get in free.