• Aerial photo of Mound City Group - Photo courtesy of Ryan Fisher

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Animals

Sedge wren at Hopeton Earthworks.
An abundance of diverse wildlife use park grounds for nesting, breeding, raising their young, feeding, shelter, and as a stopover site while migrating to other destinations. Birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates can be found throughout the year in all types of habitat. There are no Federally-listed species known to utilize park land, but several state-listed species have been observed.
 

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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...