Caution: Slippery Conditions
Due to the expected snow & ice, slick sidewalks and parking lots are likely to exist @ all three sites (Seip Earthworks, Hopewell Mound Group & Mound City). Crews will be working to mitigate any slippery surfaces. Please use caution when visiting. More »
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park partners with local organizations to fulfill its mission to preserve, protect, and interpret the remnants of the park's five earthwork complexes and one additional site co-managed with the Arc of Appalachia.
The Arc of Appalachia Preserve System
The Spruce Hill works are owned by the Arc of Appalachia Perserve System and co-managed by Hopewell Culture NHP and Ross County Park District. Spruce Hill is one of the best remaining examples of hilltop enclosures fabricated by the Hopewell Culture. The non-profit Arc of Appalachia Preserve System was founded in 1995 as a grassroots organization to preserve forest and associated Eastern eco-systems, as well as ancient earthworks and historical buildings. For more information about The Arc, please click here to visit their website. To learn more about the story of how Spruce Hill was saved, click here.
Ohio Historical Society
The Seip Earthworks unit is co-owned with the Ohio Historical Society to preserve these archeological and historical resources. The majority of visitor facilities at this park unit are managed by OHS.
Ross County Park District
Recreational trails at the Hopewell Mound Group are the result of a partnership with the Ross County Park District. This partner helped convert a mile of abandoned B & O railroad corridor to the Tri-County Triangle Trail.
Tri-County Triangle Trail
The multi-use trail at the Hopewell Mound Group is a partnership with the Tri-County Triangle Trail, a non-profit organization. The trail connects the towns of Chillicothe, Frankfort and Washington Court House via a 28+ mile paved section. Parking and restrooms are located adjacent to the trail at the park's Hopewell Mound Group facilities on Sulphur Lick Road. For more information about the Tri-County Triangle Trail, click here.
Did You Know?
The smallest living carnivore uses the grounds at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park for hunting and nesting. Least weasels mainly prey on meadow voles, but will dine on shrews, moles, birds, and insects. More...