Journey into the Past
Enjoy the museums and artifacts of Warren County.
Begin your tour of Warren County with a trip to Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve, the largest Native American hilltop enclosure in the Midwest. Explore their on-site museum, pre-historic garden, miles of hiking trails and two scenic overlooks for a unique afternoon you can't find anywhere else.
Dating back more than 2,000 years, Fort Ancient has been named a finalist to be awarded a World Heritage Site designation! This honor would place Fort Ancient on equal footing with the Acropolis in Greece and the Taj Mahal in India.
To learn more about Shaker culture, visit the Harmon Museum in Lebanon, which is home to one of the largest displays of Shaker artifacts in the country.
With many pieces preserved from Union Village, the first and largest Shaker community west of the Allegheny Mountains, this exhibit displays artifacts in realistic room settings to give you an understanding of daily life in a Shaker community.
Get a glimpse of life along the Underground Railroad with a historic walking tour of downtown Springboro. View more than 25 houses that have ties to the Underground Railroad, including 14 documented safe houses. You can even spend the night in one of these historic homes with a stay at the Wright House Bed & Breakfast.
More Underground Railroad history can be found at the Freedom Center along the Ohio River in Cincinnati. This landmark museum offers a unique depiction of the nation's struggle for freedom with compelling exhibits that includes a film narrated by Oprah Winfrey.