Guard Archaeological Preserve

Promoting stewardship and sharing with others the significance of Native American cultures

ARI Trails

Guided Trail Tour

This educational tours are 1 hour long and is led by an ARI archaeological interpreter. This tour gives visitors a chance to experience an active archaeological site and see archaeologists and volunteers in action!

Self Guided Trail Tour

Come to ARI and explore our site and the River of Time Trails in this self-paced, self lead, walk.

Augmented Reality Trail Tour

See the Guard Site as it was 1000 years ago with the magic of Augmented Reality! With the help of an iPad, you can step foot in the River of Time and literally see the village around you.

By supporting ARI you help the preservation of sites, as well as advocating for better protection laws that work for everyone.

Far too many Precontact sites have been destroyed due to construction and farming as well as poor protection laws or lack of awareness. With your Help ARI Hopes to PRESERVE important and at-risk Archaeological sites. It is our goal to identify Archaeological sites to ensure their preservation as well as ethical study. Not only is this the right thing to do, it also ensures that all of the future generations that come after us have the chance to explore the fascinating cultures that came before us. 

Make a StanD!

Contribute toward the purchase and preservation of at risk or relevant regional archaeological sites to preserve the history of the Native American people who lived in the Greater Cincinnati area before us.