Welcome to Historic Fort Benjamin Harrison!


From BRAC to Back... The Successful Redevelopment of Fort Benjamin Harrison

Fort Benjamin Harrison Army Base was established in 1903 and was named after the 23rd President of the United States. Today, it is a vibrant residential, retail and business community that is widely recognized as the model for reuse and redevelopment of a military installation. When the base closed in 1995, community leaders knew they had challenges ahead and they met them with enthusiasm . . . and careful planning. Already a destination, "Fort Ben" continues to redevelop and is nearing its final leg in its journey.

Indy's Original Cultural Campus. . .

Much of the former military base has been preserved, and close to 50 buildings have been converted into unique residential, commercial and office uses, including:

  • A thriving Tech Campus 
  • Unique dining opportunities located in the former blacksmith shop, mule barns and Army barracks and more!
  • Multiple cultural and recreational amenities are offered on-site, including a state park, golf course, historic military theater and YMCA

Learn More About Indianapolis' Next Sustainable Mixed Use Community . . .
There are chances to develop your own vision one on of the remaining shovel-ready parcels - visit Lawrence Village at the Fort for architectural guidelines, market analysis and opportunities, and more!