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Fort Ancient

6123 St. Rt. 350
Oregonia, Ohio 45054
513–932–4421 or
1–800–283–8904
Fax 513-932-4843
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Hours

April–November
Tuesday–Saturday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays


December–March
Saturday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon–5:00 p.m.
*Closed Monday–Friday, except by appointment

Admission:

$7.00 Adults
$6.00 Seniors (60+)
$6.00 Students (6–17)
Children under 6 and members are free.

Outdoor admission (no Museum access)
$8.00/Carload
Members are always Free!

Managed on behalf of the Ohio History Connection

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Special Events

Summer Camp Registration Now OPEN

Mark your Calendar for Fort Ancient Summer Camps... and Register Today!
June 12-16 | July 17-21

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Learn more.

Site Tours

Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an educational overview of the history of Fort Ancient and of the people who came to participate in ceremonies, worship, and lived in this area. There will be a hands-on experience of spear throwing and an early game of double ball, plus an opportunity to see the mounds and hike the trails with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Included with regular admission; free for members.

Summer Solstice Sunrise

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
5:45 a.m.

Celebrate the longest day of summer at Fort Ancient with a guided sunrise view of the archaeoastronomical alignment of the earthworks, and learn its importance to the Fort Ancient and Hopewell cultures. This event is FREE to the public.

Nature Hike

Saturday, July 8, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Join Fort Ancient volunteer, and Certified Ohio Volunteer Naturalist, Dave Woehr as he walks you through the woods to learn about the plants, bugs, and wildlife around Fort Ancient.

The walk leaves the Museum at 2:00 and lasts approximately 1 1/2 - 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.

Mask Making with Natural Objects

Saturday, July 8, 2017
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

After viewing a diverse group of visual examples from various times and cultures, create a finished mask. Join us for this creative, fun hands-on activity. Suited for participants from ages 8 through adult.

Program Fee: $5/person

Archaeology Day

Saturday, July 15, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Use an atlatl to throw a spear, participate in a rousing game of double ball, dress up in 18th century regalia, or simply touch an artifact that is 5,000 years old, as knowledgeable staff and volunteers guide your Archaeology Day experience.

Visitors are invited to bring objects, such as artifacts or fossils, for identification* from noon-3:00 p.m. 

Included with regular admission; FREE for members.

*Please note that identifications are provided as a courtesy. The DSNH does not appraise, authenticate, buy or sell collections objects, and strongly discourages the commercialization of natural history objects, especially antiquities.

Mapping and Interpretation

Saturday, August 12, 2017
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Geared for students from 4th through 8th grade, this 3-hour class highlights some basic archaeological concepts. Students will learn the basic tools and terms. The program includes a guided tour of the Museum.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 20 people.

Program Fee: $15.00 per student.

Outdoor Nature Photography

Saturday, September 9, 2017
2:00 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.

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.

 

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