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!

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Special Events

Walk the Grounds with an Archaeologist: A Behind the Scenes Perspective

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
$20 per adult | $10.00 per student (6-17) | Free for Children 5 and Under

This outdoor hike offers an in-depth educational overview of the history of Fort Ancient and of the people who came to ceremony, worship and live in this area. Much will be shared about the terrain and physical aspects of the site, and the program will feature a hands-on spear throwing experience, rousing games of "double ball" -- plus an opportunity to see the mounds and hike the trails with an experienced guide.

Please note that the guided tour will depart the Museum at 2:00 p.m. Participants should dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes. Keep in mind that as there is extensive walking for this tour and strollers may not be able to access all areas, it may not be appealing to very young children.

Online registration is now open. All proceeds benefit educational programs throughout the year.

Nature Tidbit Series: Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Dave Woehr will detail how easy it is to create a back yard for wildlife that is sure to attract hummingbirds and an array of butterflies for enjoying nature close to home.

This program is free to the public, but general site admission applies to the museum for non-members.

Included with regular admission; FREE for members.

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Rocks Talk at Fort Ancient

Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:30 a.m.-Noon
Presented by: Todd Stephenson

Join us as we dig into... fossils!
What are they? How do they form? How old are they? Where can you find them? There will be a brief discussion of the geologic time and a description of the warm shallow Ordovician sea that covered this area hundreds of millions of years ago. Instruction will highlight the world class fossil beds found in the Fort Ancient and greater Cincinnati area. There will be opportunities to view, touch, and describe the fossils that are typically found in the area utilizing: magnifying glass, hand lens, microscope, posters and reference books. Resource material will be provided to highlight free publically available collecting sites in southwestern Ohio.

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Summer Solstice Sunrise

Thursday, June 21, 2019
Gates open at 5:30 a.m.; Program at 5:45 a.m.

Join Fort Ancient in welcoming the first day of summer through this exciting program of observing the sunrise as the Ancient peoples did 2,000 years ago. Watch the sun rise between two walls of earth when aligning yourself between the earthen wall and a stone covered mound. Guests will also learn the importance of Fort Ancient to those who built it between 100BC and AD 500.

This event is FREE to the public.

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