Isolated Slick Patches
Recent snowfall has created isolated slick spots throughout the park. Please use caution when visiting Mound City Group, Hopewell Mound Group and/or Seip Earthworks as isolated icy conditions may exist on sidewalks, trails and parking lots. More »
Laws & Policies
Image courtesy of Ohio Statehouse
The present Hopewell Culture National Historical Park evolved in part from the former Mound City Group National Monument. The national monument was established by a proclamation signed by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 to preserve prehistoric mounds of "great historic and scientific interest." In 1980 Congress expanded the monument, adding a portion of the Hopeton Earthworks and directed the National Park Service to investigate other regional archeological sites for their suitability for preservation. Four sites were recommended. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park was established on May 27, 1992 by a law that renamed the Mound City Group National Monument, expanded the Hopeton Eathworks unit, and authorized the acquisition of three additional sites: High Bank Works, Hopewell Mound Group, and Seip Earthworks.
The Superintendent's Compendium is the summary of park specific rules implemented under the discretionary authority of the park Superintendent. This document includes park designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions for Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.
Firearms and Other Weapons
Legislation: As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park. Firearms are not permitted in the Mound City Group visitor center. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.
Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please see the Ohio Code, Chapter 2923.
Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Firearms are not permitted in the Mound City Group visitor center. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.
For More Information: See the state of Ohio's website at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Enforcement/Concealed-Carry.
Did You Know?
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...