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

Fall Earthworks Tour

Saturday, October 13, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Join site manager, Jack Blosser on a two hour hike through the grounds of Fort Ancient and enjoy the changing fall colors while learning about the archaeological history of the largest and best preserved “ hill top enclosure” in the United States. Walk through the same gateways as those who made this ceremonial gathering place 2,000 years ago.

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.

Included with regular admission.

Wilderness Skills

Saturday, October 13, 2018
12:00-4:00 p.m.

We will explore techniques of hunting, fishing, tanning and trapping. During this presentation we will shoot bows and arrows as well as spears. Information will be given on how to set traps, tan hides and make jerky among other skills to live in the natural world. This program is open to all as there will be activities for children as well. All of the presentations will have opportunities to have first-hand experiences in doing all of these things. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for possible changing Ohio weather as we will be outdoors. You can drop in and take in as much as you like because this is ongoing throughout the afternoon.

Included with regular admission.

Muffins vs. Red Stockings Vintage Base Ball Game

Sunday, October 14, 2018
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Travel back to a time in history where America's pastime didn't involve jumbotrons, hot dogs, or even gloves! Experience "Base Ball" of the bygone era, as the Ohio Village Muffins take on the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. Old school rules matched with vintage uniforms in the serene setting of Fort Ancient make this a must-see for history and baseball-lovers alike.

Included with regular admission.

Teacher Appreciation Day

Saturday, October 20, noon-3:00 p.m.
At Fort Ancient

Educators: Bring Your ID and Admission is Free from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Come and join us to experience an informative orientation on Fort Ancient, its 2,000 year old history, and the people who built this amazing earthwork as an astronomical observatory and ceremonial site. The goal is to show you, the teacher, the opportunities that await you and your school children. You will become the students and Fort Ancient volunteers will be on hand to take you through our wonderful educational program that is designed for grades 2-6 and 6-8. Volunteers will lead you through the museum with a grade appropriate scavenger hunt. There will be hands-on opportunities to play the game of double ball, learn to throw a spear with an atlatl (spear thrower), and enjoy our educational interactive room with over 60 artifacts, an 18th century dress up area, drums and rattles, and a wigwam. The day is for you , teachers, to honor the work that you do.

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