• A cool & crisp autumn sunrise at the Mound City Group

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

People

Figures of History

Although we don't know much about the individual stories of the people of the Hopewell Culture, we have been enlightened and educated about what they accomplished as a whole society. The compelling and mysterious story of these fascinating people has taken hundreds of years to reveal and may likely never be fully told. Many people have worked over the last few hundred years to piece together the story as best as possible. Many more will follow in their footsteps to continue where their predecessors left off. Learn about these people who dedicate their professional lives to tell the story of the pre-historic American Indians we know as Hopewell.

Did You Know?

State Route 104 entrance

Established on March 2nd, 1923 as Mound City Group National Monument, the park was the first federally created National Park Service site in Ohio. President Warren G. Harding, a native of Ohio, established the national monument using powers granted to him under Section 2 of the 1906 Antiquities Act. The park was eventually re-named Hopewell Culture National Historical Park on May 27th, 1992 after congressional legislation was approved in the House and the Senate. More...