Educational Programs

The Historic Forks of the Wabash offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for students of all ages and learning types.

Teachers can supplement their curriculum with hands-on learning and unparalleled opportunities for interaction. To see how our programs align with Indiana state educational standards, click here.

Senior groups can spend the day at the Forks strolling more than 1 1/2 miles of historic trails, visiting five restored 19th century dwellings, enjoying the facilities of our modern visitors center, or simply relaxing on the shores of the Wabash River. Families can take part in our special all-day interactive courses on pioneer crafts, art, archaeology, and more.

Special Programs

The Historic Forks of the Wabash can facilitate a wide variety of programs. On-site opportunities are great for schools, clubs, home-school groups, or day camps. Professional presentations are also available for your site. Topics include archaeology, canals and transportation, pioneer life, Woodland Indian history and more. Programs last one hour, but can be extended with hands-on activities to three hours.

Classes

Spend the afternoon with us and we’ll teach you pioneer skills, crafts, or other fun techniques. Programs vary in length and price, but are for any skill level. Interested? For more information call (260) 356-1903.

Field Trips

Teachers, Bring your students to the Forks of the Wabash for a day of education, interaction and fun. Tours – ranging from one hour to all day – are adapted to meet your educational goals. Interested in pioneer life and chores? Come and tour an 1847 log house, interact with spinners and weavers, discover kids’ chores, and participate in hands-on activities. Woodland Indian life? Students will visit the home of a Miami Indian chief, walk through a wigwam, and play Native American games. Give your students an opportunity for individual discovery and interpretation.

The Forks of the Wabash Historic Park is located at US 24 and SR 9, just west of Huntington, Indiana. Located only 25 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park is the ideal spot to learn about history and have fun. The historic park is the site of the Chief’s Richardville Lafontaine home, a German immigrant’s home, a one-room school house, a wicki-up, winding trails, a French trading post, remnants of the Wabash and Erie Canal, and, of course, the stately Wabash River.