On the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Hill is an authentic earthworks site believed to have been created by the Early Woodland Indians over 2,000 years ago.
The Fort Hill Earthworks are a set of three human-made, long, earthen walls and ditches built on a shale cliff 90 feet above the Rocky River. Despite erosion by wind and water, the two-thousand-year-old trenches and embankments still remain visible today. The earthworks are accessible to the public via the famous Fort Hill Stairs. With 155 steps to an amazing view, the Fort Hill Stairs are very popular for exercise and nature watching.