Fort Ancient State Memorial

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Facility:Fort Ancient State Memorial
Description:Fort Ancient features 18,000 feet of earthen walls built 2,000 years ago by American Indians who used the shoulder blades of deer, split elk antler, clam shell hoes and digging sticks to dig the dirt. They then carried the soil in baskets holding 35 to 40 pounds. Portions of these walls were used in conjunction with the sun and moon to provide a calendar system for these peoples.

The site offers beautiful vistas along hiking trails as well as the remains of the prehistoric mounds for visitors to see. Convenient picnic areas can be found along the road at the site.

The Museum at Fort Ancient, newly built and containing 9000 sq. ft. of new exhibits opened on 22 March 1998. These new exhibits, containing many interactive units, focus on 15,000 years of American Indian history in the Ohio Valley. The Museum also contains a classroom, a research area, and a sales shop with many fine American Indian items.
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Address 1:6123 St. Rt. 350
Address 2:
City:Oregonia
State/Province:OH
Zip Code:45054
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Hours:April 1-Oct 31: Wed-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5; Closed Nov-March.
Admission:Adults $7.00 (museum and park); Students $3.00; Children 5 and under Free.
Telephone:(513) 932-4421
Website:Visit Website
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