2,000 years ago, American Indians would gather at Fort Ancient to celebrate the longest day of the year. While the meaning of this special day has long since been lost to time, the monuments of earth they created to mark this important day still exist. Guests will walk to a specific location to align themselves between an opening within the earthen walls, and a stone capped mound, observe the sun rise, and speculate how and why this was done. Guests will also learn about the archaeological and native interpretations of the site and the importance of the archaeoastronomy within the Hopewell culture.
Gate opens at 5:30am, program at 5:45am
Museum at Fort Ancient
6123 State Route 350 Oregonia, OH 45054