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


$6.00 Adults
$5.00 Seniors (60+)
$5.00 Students (6–16)
Children under 6 and members are free.

Outdoor admission (no Museum access)
Members are always Free!

Managed on behalf of the Ohio History Connection


Special Events

Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 11, 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.













25th Annual Fort Ancient Celebration: A Gathering of Four Directions

Saturday, June 13, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 14, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Experience one of the premier Native American-themed educational events in the region!  Enjoy Native flute music and drumming, and view up to 100 dancers in full regalia. View demonstrations by silversmiths and flint knappers, or participate in dream catcher workshops and walk through an 18th century camp.

Hear expert storytellers ply their trade, or sit in on presentations by herb and Native heritage experts. Get in on the fun with crafts, games, tomahawk-throwing, archery, and prehistoric garden tours with the Master Gardeners.

General Admission: Adult/$9.00, Youth/$6.00
DSNH/OHS Members: Adult/$6, Youth/$4.00
Two-Day Pass: Adult/$12.00, Youth/$8.00


Sponsored by: P&G, Brickman, and Local 12 WKRC.

*No firearms, politics, drugs or alcohol permitted. Sorry, no walk-in drums.

Past Events


2014 Fort Ancient Bluegrass Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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.

Admission: $20/adults (17+) online; $25 the day of.
$5/child (6-16). Children under 6 are free.

Online sales have now ended. All sales are final. Pets are allowed at the Festival, but must be registered and current on vaccinations. No coolers.

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Nature Photography Walk

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.




Summer Solstice Sunrise

Sunday, June 21
5:30 a.m.

Celebrate the longest day of summer at Fort Ancient with a program for morning birds! At dawn, view the archaeoastronomical alignment of the earthworks with the sunrise, and learn its importance to the Fort Ancient and Hopewell cultures.

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