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

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio


Come see the wildflowers at the park.
Throughout the year, various flowers may be observed depending on the season. Some of the many spring flowers, such as spring beauty, bloodroot, Dutchman’s breeches, and yellow trout-lily, blossom before leaf out. During the summer, common milkweed, butterfly weed, black-eyed Susan, and purple coneflower brighten the landscape. Later in the year, goldenrod and white snake root accompany the autumn colors in the trees. Native prairie grasses and forbs have been planted at Hopewell Mound Group and Hopeton Earthworks. The wildflower show there is best in the summer when the prairie plants thrive despite the heat. Eventually, most of the park land will be converted to native grasslands.

Did You Know?

Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower

In 1918 Capt. Dwight D. Eisenhower (future President) visited Camp Sherman, a World War I training camp located in part, on the grounds of the Mound City Group. More...