Fort Ancient


Museum Info

Fort Ancient

6123 St. Rt. 350
Oregonia, Ohio 45054
513–932–4421 or
Fax 513-932-4843


10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon–5:00 p.m.
*Closed Monday–Friday, except by appointment


$7.00 Adults
$6.00 Seniors (60+)
$6.00 Students (6–17)
Children under 6 and members are free.

Outdoor admission (no Museum access)
Members are always Free!

Managed on behalf of the Ohio History Connection

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Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Childrens tourFort Ancient provides an ideal location to study Ohio prehistory, and currently offers programs to help students explore American Indian history, heritage and culture, as well as understand principles of archaeology and anthropology. Each program is designed to complement classroom and home school curriculum guidelines and Ohio Academic Testing standards.

For most tours, groups should allow 45 minutes to 1 hour (grades K – 2) and 2 hours (grades 3+). Please note that parents/chaperones will be asked to assist students with scavenger hunts through the museum, where applicable. Some programs may vary, based on the weather; alternative programs will be made available in cases of inclement weather.

Summer Camps

2017 Summer Camps at Fort Ancient
June 12-16 | July 17-21

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Dig into history at Fort Ancient! Join our experienced educators for a weeklong summer adventure, where campers explore this 2,000-year-old earthworks site in new and exciting ways each day. Discover the Native American peoples who lived during the time the earthworks were built, learn about more recent pioneer life, explore the tools that modern archaeologists use to uncover the ancient past, and experience the outdoors with a day dedicated to natural sciences!

Ages: Grades 4-6
Cost: $159/members; $169/non-members

CLICK HERE to Register

Daily Themes

  • Monday - Native American History
  • Tuesday - Pioneer Day
  • Wednesday - Archaeology Day
  • Thursday - Natural Sciences
  • Friday - Fun Day

To register for Fort Ancient Summer Camp
Online registration is now open. Class levels are determined by the grade students will be starting in the fall. The parental consent and health form sections MUST BE COMPLETED for all students; a form will be sent to all campers from to be completed prior to the start of camp. A separate permission form for the Friday Fun Day (facilitated by Morgan's Canoe) will need to be completed prior to participation. All fees are due at the time of registration.

Please plan to provide your camper(s) with a bagged lunch. Microwaves and refrigerators are not available, so please do not pack lunches that require heating, and pack perishable items with an ice pack. All sales are final. Please review your selections prior to final checkout. If you wish to change to a different date after completing registration, a $25 administrative fee will be issued.

Tours, Workshops and Programs

Childrens tourFor larger groups (over 60) a maximum of 6 parents or chaperones will be asked to assist students with scavenger hunts through the museum. It is best if parent helpers can arrive 40 minutes early for proper training. For grades 4 through 12 and groups larger than 20, the students will arrive for an orientation to Ohio Valley prehistory. After the orientation the group will be divided into two separate groups. One group (A) will be divided into three separate groups and go through each of the three areas of the museum and rotate positions every 12 minutes with scavenger hunts with the parent helpers. The second group (B) will then be divided into three groups and participate in three specific activities; spear throwing, double ball and hands on area in the classroom, with parent helpers. After 36 minutes the groups will switch places. The students in the exhibit area would then have their turn doing the hands on activities and the children doing the hands on activities would then go through the museum.

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