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lady slippers Fort Hill State Memorial is a nature preserve containing one of the best preserved Indian hilltop enclosures in North America. The Hopewell Indians (100 B.C.-A.D. 500) constructed the 1 1/2 mile long earthwork hilltop enclosure as well as at least two ceremonial buildings and probably a village in the Brush creek Valley.

flower-covered hillsideLying at the western edge of the Allegheny Plateau, immediately south of the glacial boundary, this hilly area contains an impressive diversity of bedrock, soils, flora, and fauna. There are 11 miles of hiking trails at the 1,200-acre preserve as well as a picnic area.

News Release for the Deer Hunt at Fort Hill (PDF will load in new page)

PARK ONLY Hours: Year-round* The park is closed during severe weather conditions. In addition, the hiking trails at Fort Hill State Memorial are closed for certain dates during the deer hunting season in November through January each year. Please contact the site manager for additional information.

Year-round Daylight Hours

Museum: May - October

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., as volunteer staffing allows
Labor Day 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

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Admission & Parking:

Year-round Free

Picnic Shelter Rental:

Year Round $40 Call 937.365.1936 for reservations

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Fort Hill is located off of State Route 41 on Township Road 256, five miles north of Sinking Springs and three miles south of Cynthiana in Highland County.

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General Information

Fort Hill
13614 Fort Hill Road
Hillsboro, OH 45133

1-800-283-8905 (toll free)

Site Manager:
D. Keuhner

Fort Hill is operated for the Ohio Historical Society by the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System.

For further information about Fort Hill programs and events, visit the Arc of Appalacia Preserve website.

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