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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Special Events

2017 Fort Ancient Lecture Series

From lost civilizations to mythical lost continents, the Fort Ancient Lecture Series is the perfect way to explore a variety of archaeology-focused lectures from professionals across Ohio.

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Coyotes in Ohio

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:30-11:00 a.m.

The American Coyote, once absent from Ohio, has established itself firmly in our area and is now commonly encountered.  Normally reclusive, it can become a pest or nuisance. Join Ohio Certified Naturalist Dave Woehr as he discusses this interesting Ohio invader which appears to be here to stay. The program will detail the animal’s history, lore, migration patterns, population trends and more.  Is there a coyote in your neighborhood?  Attend our coyote program to find out. You just may be surprised!

Included with regular admission; FREE for members.

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The History of Maple Syrup

Saturday, March 4, 2017
12:00-4:00 p.m.
Program fees apply

After a brief discussion of the history of maple syrup, this hands-on program will focus on the process of making this sweet treat. This practical class will provide plenty of instruction for newcomers, and offers a fun first-hand experience.

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Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 8, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Observe the natural beauty of the flora and fauna of southern Ohio as you tour the grounds of Fort Ancient during the first flush of spring.

Included with regular admission.

Site Tours

Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an educational overview of the history of Fort Ancient and of the people who came to participate in ceremonies, worship, and lived in this area. There will be a hands-on experience of spear throwing and an early game of double ball, plus an opportunity to see the mounds and hike the trails with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Included with regular admission; free for members.

Summer Solstice Sunrise

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
5:45 a.m.

Celebrate the longest day of summer at Fort Ancient with a guided sunrise view of the archaeoastronomical alignment of the earthworks, and learn its importance to the Fort Ancient and Hopewell cultures. This event is FREE to the public.

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