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Fort Ancient State Memorial

6123 State Route 350, Oregonia, OH 45054-9708
+1 800-283-8904
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Truly ancient history

The historical background of the Hopewell Culture was amazing to see here. We visited in December... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2015
Linda A
Hope, ME
great outdoors

Lovely place to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the history this is a great place to go for a... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2014
Destiny S
Wilmington, Ohio
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Historic site featuring 2000-year-old walls built by hand as a calendar system by Native American peoples.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (4 reviews)
“picnic area” (3 reviews)
“history buff” (2 reviews)
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6123 State Route 350, Oregonia, OH 45054-9708
+1 800-283-8904
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Reviewed January 8, 2015

The historical background of the Hopewell Culture was amazing to see here. We visited in December and unfortunately the state website had no printable trail map, info about parking, etc. The park could use some TLC, for sure, however the boardwalks and stairs were in...More

2  Thank Linda A
Reviewed December 26, 2014

Lovely place to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the history this is a great place to go for a family outing

Thank Destiny S
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Disappointed I didn't have more time here. You need half a day or so to hike the trails, the picnic area is very nice and views from the outlook fantastic. Museum is nice. Gift shop could use more merchandise like at Serpent Mound, the garden...More

Thank bnazarian
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love Ft Ancient! The last time I went there though, in 2013, we had to pay to hike the trails. That's just wrong.

Thank Two_OHDivers
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This place is interesting I wouldn't go often but twice a year maybe I would come again my family loved it.

Thank Harrison G
Reviewed August 6, 2013

My daughter (who is an adult) and I decided to do a short see Ohio tour. After selecting sites on line and plotting our route we were pleasantly surprise . We enjoyed the museum and the hiking traisl. You could easily spend the day here....More

2  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I took my kids to the Fort Ancient State Memorial park in Oregonia Ohio. Our visit was filled with knowledge of the early indian tribes that occupied South West Ohio which included the Hopewell, Adena, Iroquios, and Algonquian to name a few. The museum was...More

1  Thank Meeganism
Reviewed June 7, 2013

One of the largest Native American earthworks this site provides a nice little museum including a hands-on experiential option for younger children, along with hiking trails and motorways to explore the remarkable earthworks. Worth a detour, plan to spend at least two hours, although the...More

1  Thank Ancheviaggio
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This site brings home how really "ancient" Ohio history can be. Early peoples in Ohio built unbelievable structures by hand and this site brings them to life for you.

Thank Jamesolovisitor
Reviewed May 9, 2013

The museum at Fort Ancient is quite good and there are nice hikes you can take around the earthworks.

Thank Persnicketyanne
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We are unable to walk much at all. What can we see from our car? Is there a trail to drive? Thanks.
June 25, 2016|
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.