Fort Ancient


Fort Ancient

6123 St. Rt. 350
Oregonia, Ohio 45054
513.932.4421 or
Fax 513.932.4843



10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays




Adult: $7 
Seniors (60+): $6
Students (6–16): $6
Child (5 & under): Free

Ohio History Connection member*: Free

Outdoor Admission Only 


*Members must present their membership card at the registration desk.


Managed by the Ohio History Connection

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Special Events

Nature Photography Walk

nature photography walk

Saturday, September 14, 2019
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Join Dave Woehr, an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist as well as other OCVN’s who will walk the trails and introduce us to all of the plants, bugs, trees and wildlife around Fort Ancient. A professional photographer will accompany the group to help with questions on how to get the optimal photos to create lasting memories of the beautiful aspects of nature that will be encountered.

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.

Harvest Gathering of the Crops

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Noon-4:00 p.m.

Explore Native American cooking methods and the preservation of food, including hands on experiences such as making hominy, stringing beans, and grinding corn to name a few.

Admission to this drop-in program is included with regular admission; free for members.

Wetland Ecosystems

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Join us for the third of our Nature Tidbit Series!
Wetlands, once prevalent in our area, have become increasingly scarce with the passage of time. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Dave Woehr will talk about this interesting ecosystem which has become recognized as a vital part of our landscape needing our respect, protection and restoration. Learn why this kind of habitat is important to wildlife, water quality and much more.

Included with regular admission; free for members.

About the Presenter:
Dave Woehr is a life-long nature enthusiast from Lebanon, Ohio. An Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist since 2009, Dave has been an active supporter of nature programs throughout the region. He has contributed articles for three years to the Lebanon Local newspaper’s “Nature Close to Home” column, provides in-school programs, and helps educate the public through a variety of outdoor demonstrations and hikes.

Wilderness Skills

Saturday, October 5, 2019
12:00-4:00 p.m.

Explore Native American techniques of hunting, fishing, tanning and trapping during this afternoon of presentations that will explore how some of Ohio’s earliest inhabitants set traps, tanned hides and made jerky to live in the natural world. Participants will shoot bows and arrows, as well as learn to throw spears. Child-friendly activities will be available. All activities take place outside, and visitors should dress for the weather.

Included with regular admission; free for members.

Trees, Please!

Saturday, October 19, 2019
12:00-4:00 p.m.

Explore the outdoors with a look at forest ecology! Learn to identify trees, measure and plot them, and then dig into the importance of different species and how they are utilized. Guests will discover how foresters accurately estimate all of the trees of a certain species in the acreage of the park. Program will include scientific information as well as hands on experience.

Included with regular admission; free for members.

Fall Earthworks Tour

Saturday, October 26, 2019
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.

Included with regular admission; free for members.

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.

Winter Solstice Sunrise

Saturday, December 21, 2019
7:30 a.m.
After the leaves fall and the trees are bare, guests can clearly view the 2,000-year-old earthen walls as the sun rises on the shortest day of the year. Experience the solstice as ancient people may have done during this ceremonial moment that has been lost through time.

Note: Gates open at 7:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 7:30. The Sun will rise at around 8:00, and the program will be completed by 8:20.

This event is FREE to the public.


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