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


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

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

Managed on behalf of the Ohio History Connection

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Special Events

Muffins vs. Red Stockings Vintage Base Ball Game

Sunday, October 9, 2017
2:00-4:00 p.m.

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 14, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Soak in the bright colors of fall as you explore Fort Ancient's 2,000-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.

Teacher Appreciation Day

Saturday, October 21, noon-3:00 p.m.
At Fort Ancient

Educators: Bring Your ID and Admission is Free from 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Take the opportunity to reverse your role and become the student! Discover our program designed just for your students in grades 2-6 at this unique orientation to Fort Ancient. Try your hand at the Museum scavenger hunt, learn to play double ball, throw a spear with an atlatl, and enjoy our interactive education room with over 60 artifacts, an 18th century dress up area, drums and rattles, and a wigwam.

Leaf Rubbings and Mixed Media Drawings

Saturday, October 28 | noon-2:00 p.m.
At Fort Ancient

Participants will use a vast assortment of fall leaves in different sizes and shapes to create a composition with oil pastels, crayons, and colored pencils. Each student will create a one-of-a-kind piece by using the different mediums to include colored-in areas and drawn imagery. Designed for all age levels, this program offers a hands-on, creative experience.

Cost: $10 registration fee, plus regular site admission. (Note that site admission does not apply to members.)

CLICK HERE to register online.

Gorget Workshop

Saturday, November 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
At Fort Ancient

Discover the history, symbolism, and uses of Ancient Native American gorgets with a visual presentation, then work to create a modern, personal creation. Class will include the opportunity to generate ideas about what kinds of personal subject matter would be applicable, and individual assistance will be available to help participants complete their work. (Ages 8+)

Cost: $5 program fee, plus regular site admission. (Note that site admission does not apply to members.)

CLICK HERE to register online.

Winter Solstice Sunrise

Thursday, December 21, 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.


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