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

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Nearby Attractions

Chillicothe...Ohio's first capital!

Chillicothe served as the location of Ohio's first Captial from 1803 - 1810 and the third Capital from 1812-1816.

For more information on local attractions, visit the Ross Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Adena Mansion and Gardens

Visit the home of Thomas Worthington, the sixth governor of Ohio and a United States Senator. The house, grounds, museum, and educational center sit on 300 acres managed by the Ohio Historical Society. Hours vary, please check web site for details. Closed from November through March.

Pump House Center for the Arts

An historic building located in downtown Yoctangee Park hosts art shows and exhibits throughout the year. Tours available.

Ross County Heritage Center

Visit four museums operated by the Ross County Historical Society. Exhibits at the Ross County Museum focus on local prehistory and history. Other museums are the McKell Library, Knoles Log House, and Franklin House Women's Museum.

Tecumseh! The Outdoor Drama

This outdoor drama is based on the life of legendary Shawnee Indian leader, Tecumseh. The drama is performed during the summer at the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre.

State of Ohio Parks - ODNR

Great Seal, Paint Creek, Scioto Trail, and Tar Hollow state parks are located nearby. A variety of hiking, bridle, and bike trails are available, as well as camping, fishing, and hunting.

Did You Know?

Mordecai Hopewell

The term "Hopewell" derives from the farm where excavations of an earthwork site (Hopewell Mound Group) occurred in 1891-1892 under the direction of Warren K. Moorehead. The property was owned by a local dry goods merchant and former Confederate Army soldier, Mordecai Cloud Hopewell.