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Fort Ancient State Memorial

6123 State Route 350, Oregonia, OH 45054-9708
+1 800-283-8904
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No visit because it was closed.

Our visit was not a visit because the park is closed on Mondays. Who knew!? There is a museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kimberly T
via mobile
Fort Ancient, it's ancient but better than a fort

Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve was my second stop in touring the various structures... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2017
RobertAMosher
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Arlington, Virginia
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Historic site featuring 2000-year-old walls built by hand as a calendar system by Native American peoples.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“picnic area” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (3 reviews)
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6123 State Route 350, Oregonia, OH 45054-9708
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+1 800-283-8904
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"great place for family"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was not a visit because the park is closed on Mondays. Who knew!? There is a museum included in the memorial, but prepare to pay to get in. The prices were $7 for adults and less for kids. Again, we were unable to...More

Thank Kimberly T
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve was my second stop in touring the various structures left to us by several Native American cultures. The museum exhibits and film do a very good job in explaining the different cultures and how their constructions varied while elaborating...More

Thank RobertAMosher
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Very attentive staff. It cost $14 for 2 adults to enter. It has a handicap ramp. The museum is very nice. Interesting to see how the mounds are constructed and local history. Out back of the museum they have examples of some of the living...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

I love historical places and especially places about Native Americans. We arrived and the people were great, they gave us lots of information and helped us navigate the museum and the grounds. Sorry we missed the Native American presentations. It was good to go back...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

We intended to quickly go through the museum, but instead spent a couple of hours viewing the displays and reading the descriptions. Not knowing that the museum had such fine exhibits, we had not allowed ourselves enough time! We definitely will go back to view...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

I visited several Native American sites while visiting the Cincinnati area. Fort Ancient was the first stop. The museum was full of great information, and very well done. Outside on ten grounds there is not much to see. I understand that most of the information...More

Thank batmaninsc
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

At first this seems like just another museum with the same information about ancient American Indians but further in there is a wealth of knowledge especially about the area and other sites in the state. Also included in the museum is the history of interactions...More

Thank MTravi
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

We brought our 4th grader and 7th grader here because our 4th grader was studying Native Americans of Ohio for his social studies class. I was surprised at how big this site was in this particular area. It is not a "fort" and it doesn't...More

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

We decided to visit Fort Ancient's mounds instead of the Serpent Mound which was farther from where we were staying. The interpretive center captivated us for nearly an hour. We walked some short trails alongside the mounds, but did not take the longer trails because...More

2  Thank roots_reggae
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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

This is one of those sites that is not well known, but should be. Talk about Native People's history, this is the place that goes back some 2000 years ago. The introductory movie was very helpful in understanding what was on display and what happened...More

1  Thank Shawn H
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jlabonte4594
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
You actually drive through and between some of the earthworks - also, the museum is accessible. So, yes, you are able to see some of the earthworks (walls, conical mounds) from the road and parking areas.
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