Sacred Spaces - A Place for Reflection in the Past and Today
Earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Hopewellian people gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage. Come learn about these sacred spaces and reflect upon the lives of these American Indians.Read More
Ohio's 8th National Park Site, the Nation's 401st
Ohio has a new National Park Service site! The new site is Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Xenia.Read More
Join the conversation on facebook
Hopewell Culture NHP is on facebook! At home or on the go, you can get the latest news, interact with others and share your park memories.Read More
Take a sedimental journey this summer
ATTN Teachers! Looking for prof. development that's fun & rewarding? Look no further! Our archeological teacher workshop is just what you need.Read More
Wanted: Junior Rangers!
We encourage all visitors to learn more about Hopewell Culture and earn their Jr. Ranger badge. Learn how you can earn a World Heritage badge too!Read More
Become a National Park Service V.I.P.
Each year, Volunteers In Parks donate thousands of hours to support the NPS mission. For a rewarding and meaningful experience, become a V.I.P.Read More
Possible World Heritage nomination
Read the tentative list entry for the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks that includes all five Hopewell Culture sites, Newark Earthworks and Ft. Ancient.Read More
Navigating to the park
Need accurate directions and maps to make your way to the park? We've got you covered. You can find the most up-to-date guidance materials here.Read More
Who drew those maps? Who found these pipes? Who excavated the mounds? If you or anyone you know have ever asked these questions, we have the answers.Read More
Use Your Smartphone to Visit the Collections
You can now access the Hopewell NPS museum collection with your smartphone! Just scan this QR code to be taken to the mobile webpage.Read More
Did You Know?
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.