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.
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.
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.
Museum: May - October
|Saturday & Sunday
||10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., as volunteer staffing allows
||10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission & Parking:
Picnic Shelter Rental:
||$40 Call 937.365.1936 for reservations
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.
13614 Fort Hill Road
Hillsboro, OH 45133
1-800-283-8905 (toll free)
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.
Ohio Historical Society strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.