• A rainbow arches over the Mound City Group after a thunderstorm

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Things To Know Before You Come

Climate Information

The park lies in the south central Ohio area, about a one hour drive south of Columbus. This puts the park in a humid continental zone with a generally temperate climate. Winters are mildly cold with average temperatures around 30 degrees (F). Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature around 75 degrees (F). Average annual total rainfall is just under 38". Snowfall in the winter is generally light with an average total snowfall of less than 24".

Lodging Information

No lodging is available at the park. A variety of hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and campgrounds are available within a short distance. Click here for a list of accomodations from the Ross Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Food

Food is not available for purchase within the park. There are no vending machines. A variety of restaurants are located near the Mound City Group unit. Click here for a list of restaurants from the Ross Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Pets

Only service animals are allowed in park buildings. Leashed animals are permitted on trails. Pet owners are responsible for picking up after their pet.

Accessibility

Interpretive trails at the Mound City Group unit are accessible, although trails may be slightly uneven due to surfaces of grass, gravel, and wood chips.

A 2.5 mile trail is accessible at the Hopewell Mound Group unit. Trail is partially paved, gravel and grass. This site also contains a covered picnic shelter and accessible restrooms.

Seip Earthworks has no paved trails. Trails may be uneven and only mowed grass. No restrooms at this site, but there is a covered picnic area.

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.