Fort Ancient


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!

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Special Events

Discover Fort Ancient: Tour & Activity Day

Saturday, August 11 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Join us for an educational talk about the history of Fort Ancient, take a guided tour of the site, and experience hands-on activities such as spear-throwing and double ball.

Please note that the guided tour will depart the Museum at 2:00 p.m. Participants should dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes.

The Rocks Talk: How Geology influenced the Lives of Hopewell and Fort Ancient Cultures

Saturday, September 8
10:30 a.m.-Noon
Presented by: Todd Stephenson

Join us for a classroom introduction to fossils – What are they?  How do they form?  How old are they?  Where can you find them? There will be a brief discussion of geologic time and a description of the warm shallow Ordovician sea that covered this area hundreds of millions years ago.  Instruction will highlight theworld class fossil beds found in the Fort Ancient and greater Cincinnati area, and the program will include opportunities to view, touch and describe the fossils that are typically found in the area utilizing: magnifying glass, hand lens, microscope, posters and reference books. Resource material will be provided to highlight free publicly available collecting sites in southwestern Ohio.  

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Nature Photography Walk

nature photography walk

Saturday, September 15, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of outdoor photography from an expert as you watch demonstrations of practical techniques and enjoy a leisurely walk that will provide instant opportunities to use your new skills in the field. Bring your own camera and hike the trails with Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists who will help you identify the plants and animals being photographed.

The walk leaves the Museum at 2:00 and lasts approximately 2 hours. Visitors should plan to be at the site and prepared to begin the hike at the start time. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Included with regular admission; free for members.

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