• A plush carpet of green grass covering the Mound City Group in summer

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

For Kids

The park is a cool place for kids to learn about what happened in Ohio during the last 10,000 years. Just wander through the park's museum, watch the short movie about the Hopewell culture, or stroll around the mounds. Kids can also learn about the plants and animals that live in the park by walking the trails around the Mound City Group Visitor Center.

The park also hosts activities throughout the year to educate kids about the cultural and natural resources at the park. Call the park at 740-774-1126 to learn more about fun activities like the Junior Ranger program or try any of the kid links below.

Eclipse Viewing with Sky Ranger Susan.

There is a lot to learn and discover at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.  What will you explore?

Check out these sites for kids at Hopewell Culture NHP:

Become a Junior Ranger
Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger
Boy Scouts of America Archaeology Merit Badge

Did You Know?

Ancient Monuments, Squier & Davis

The first publication of the Smithsonian Institution in 1848 was an extensive survey of archeology sites that included all of the sites at Hopewell Culture NHP. The book was authored by Ephraim Squier (left) and Edwin Davis (right), residents of the town of Chillicothe where Hopewell Culture NHP is located.