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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
Directions

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:

$6.00 Adults
$5.00 Seniors (60+)
$5.00 Students (6–16)
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

 
 

Special Events

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.

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.

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 historic 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.

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.

 

 

 

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