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

Muffins vs. Red Stockings Vintage Base Ball Game

Sunday, October 11, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
At Fort Ancient
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.







Fall Earthworks Tour

Saturday, October 24, 2:00 p.m.
At Fort Ancient

Soak in the bright colors of fall as you explore Fort Ancient's 2000-year-old Hopewell enclosure and discover how the 18,000 ft. of earthen walls were built and used by Native American culture. Included with regular admission.




Winter Solstice Sunrise

Sunday, December 20, 7:30 a.m.
At Fort Ancient
After fall sees to it that the leaves fall, leaving the trees bare, guests will be able to clearly view the 2000-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. This event is FREE to the public.


Past Events


Archaeology Day

Saturday, July 18, noon - 4:00 p.m.

Explore the world of archaeology with a special day at Fort Ancient that features an entire afternoon of hands-on family fun. Watch a team of archaeologists excacate a portion of the Moorehead Circle; a 200 ft. diameter cirlce of wooden posts constructed 2,000 years ago. Families will have fun learning to throw a spear with a spear thrower, test their hand-eye coordination with a game of double ball, and much, much more.

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
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.

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.


Learn More

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.




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