Fort Ancient


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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About Us


The Mission of the Dayton Society of Natural History at Fort Ancient is to provide visitor and educational services focused on archaeology, Native American culture, and heritage stewardship as they relate to the site, on behalf of the Ohio History Connection.

Fort Ancient is one of 58 historic sites and museums of the Ohio History Connection, a nonprofit organization that serves as the state’s partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, natural history and archaeology. For more information about the Ohio History Connection, visit or call 614–297–2300 or 800–686–6124.

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The Museum at Fort AncientNational Historic Landmark (NHL) status was granted to Fort Ancient State Memorial in 1964. NHL status indicates that a historic or prehistoric site possesses exceptional value as commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States. NHL was formed under the Historic Sites Act in 1935.

National Historic Landmark (NHL) status was granted to Fort Ancient State Memorial in 1964. NHL status indicates that a historic or prehistoric site possesses exceptional value as

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Celebration of Solstice

The Dayton Society of Natural History has an exemplary group of volunteers that serve on multiple teams, focusing on strategic matters, providing guidance, and overseeing the purpose, plans and policies of the overall organization. With diverse professional backgrounds, fields and levels of experience, our leadership groups of dedicated and highly committed volunteers are able to bring valuable knowledge and interaction skills to the Board and committee positions they serve.

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Sister Sites

Boonshoft Museum

Boonshoft Museum of DiscoveryExperience unlimited fun and learning 359 days a year at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Explore the wonders of the world with a live animal zoo, the region’s only Planetarium, interactive science and technology exhibits, and dozens of family-friendly permanent exhibits, as well as special featured traveling exhibitions.

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SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

SunWatchExplore the site where Fort Ancient Indians lived more than 800 years ago. SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park brings to life the Fort Ancient culture through a partially reconstructed Village, Interpretive Center, exhibits and events.

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Embracing Community Partnerships

Fort Ancient

Fort Ancient’s audience demographic is dynamic, well-educated and quick to embrace new educational concepts, technologies and opportunities. In conjunction with a complete benefits menu and dedicated staff for support and services, SunWatch Partners have the tools to create powerful, rewarding and mutually-beneficial collaborations.

Sponsors should be proud of an investment, and it is appropriate that an investment offer direct marketing returns. While our sponsorship partners enjoy an sense of goodwill for supporting important educational initiatives, we are also pleased to offer tangible marketing benefits in return. Our Development and Marketing teams work to coordinate packages that meet the unique needs and philanthropic goals of all community partners.

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Job Openings

staff in meetingThe Dayton Society of Natural History has a wide variety of employment opportunities, including educators, curators, exhibits specialists, planetarium operators, guest services staff, administration positions, and housekeepers.

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Media Contact Information

SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

Visit Fort Ancient’s online newsroom to view our photo gallery, recent publications and communications, contact information, and the latest news releases about our current exhibits, events and activities.


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Staff/Contact Us

Guide and ChildThe entire staff is eager to assist you with your needs! Please browse our list of departmental E-mails.

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Privacy Policy

The Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) respects your privacy, and we would like you to understand how we collect, use and safeguard any personal information you provide to us on our web sites

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