6123 St. Rt. 350
Please note: Fort Ancient will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen during normal hours of operation the following business day.
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25th Annual Fort Ancient Celebration: UPDATE
Celebration: A Gathering of Four Directions
Winter Solstice Sunrise
Sunday, December 20, 7:30 a.m.
2016 Fort Ancient Lecture Series
From holy stones to prehistoric architecture, the Fort Ancient Lecture Series is the perfect way to explore a variety of archaeology-focused lectures from professionals across Ohio. All lectures in this series are free to the public.
The Newark “Holy Stones”: Science, Politics, and Religion in 19th Century Ohio
Saturday, February 6, 10:00 a.m.
Presenter: Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology & Archaeology/Natural History Unit Manager, Ohio History Connection
Prehistoric Architecture of the Ohio River Valley
Saturday, March 5, 10:00 a.m.
Presenter: William Kennedy, Curator of Anthropology for the Dayton Society of Natural History
I’ll Never Be Noticed on a Galloping Horse: The Occurrence of a War of 1812 Double Horse Burial at Fort Meigs, Wood County Ohio
Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m.
Presenter: Bill Pickard, Ohio History Connection
Saturday, July 18, noon - 4:00 p.m.
Archaeologists and geologists will be on hand from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. to assist in identifying artifacts and stone fossils, and from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. there will be a nature hike lead by Dave Woehr, an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. Included with regular admission.
2015 Fort Ancient Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2015
High atop a bluff overlooking the Little Miami River, the Fort Ancient Bluegrass Festival will fill the 2,000-year-old earthworks with the sounds of American roots music. This day-to-dusk music festival will offer great entertainment, craft beer, food and artisan vendors.
Online registration begins August 15. All sales are final. Leashed pets are allowed at the Festival, but must be registered and current on vaccinations. No coolers.
Nature Photography Walk
Saturday, September 13, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 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 learn more about picture composition and framing, choosing and capturing subjects near or far, lighting and exposure, and more. Included with regular admission.
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