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

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Discover Hopewell Earthworks

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Date: October 1, 2012
Contact: Melinda Repko, 740-774-1126

Mound City
Mound City Group
Squier & Davis

The Scioto River Valley and the Chillicothe area was a once flourishing center of amazing Hopewell earthworks. Join us for the Discover Hopewell Earthworks Tour led by Dr. Jared Burks, part of our annual Hopewell Discovery Day event. The bus tour begins at 7:00 a.m. with a sunrise tour of Mound City. Refreshments will not be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own water and snacks, and dress for variable weather. The Discover Hopewell Earthworks tour is free but by reservation only. To reserve a spot on the bus please call 740-774-1126 or click here to email Melinda Repko. This is a unique opportunity to re-discover our amazing sites! Hopewell Culture National Historical Park's, Mound City Group visitor center is located at 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601. For directions, click here.

Did You Know?

Pink heelsplitter mussel

Freshwater mussels were an important resource for Hopewellian people. They were used as food, provided pearls for ornaments and shells were utilized for hoes. Although plentiful during the Middle Woodland period, over-harvesting and low water quality have reduced their numbers drastically today. Many freshwater mussels are on the State and Federal Endangered Species list. More...