Delayed opening due to weather
Due to the inclement weather, the Mound City Group visitor center will open at 11:30 am (12/10/13). More »
Caution: Slippery Conditions
Slick sidewalks and parking lots are likely to exist @ all three sites (Seip Earthworks, Hopewell Mound Group & Mound City) because of the snow & ice. Crews are working diligently to mitigate slippery surfaces. Please use caution when visiting. More »
Things To Do
Film DVD cover photo courtesy of Camera One
The park's Visitor Center at Mound City Group features the 19-minute film, Mysteries of the Ancient Architects, and a museum containing artifacts excavated from Mound City Group. Guided tours and patio talks are available in the summer and by special arrangement. Contact the Visitor Center for more information by phone at 740-774-1126 or by email.
A self-guided interpretive trail of the mounds is located at Mound City Group. Another trail circles the outer perimeter of these earthworks. A trail to the Central Mound at Seip Earthworks is maintained by the Ohio Historical Society. Additional trails are under Consideration at Hopewell Mound Group and Seip Earthworks.
One mile of the Tri-County Triangle Trail runs through the park's Hopewell Mound Group unit. This multi-use 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 facilities on Sulphur Lick Road. For more information about the Tri-County Triangle Trail, click here.
Did You Know?
Camp Sherman, a World War I training camp, was located in part at Mound City Group. Most of the mounds were significantly impacted. During construction of the cantonment, a new barrack was erected every 20 minutes. More...