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

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Your Safety

Heat and Sun

Hot and humid weather is typical during the summer months. Make sure to bring water to keep hydrated and take frequent breaks to prevent heat-related illnesses. The sun can be intense, so wear sunscreen and bring along a hat and a lightweight long-sleeve shirt.

Bees

Bees are frequently in the park's grassy areas throughout the spring and summer months. Closed toe shoes may help prevent stings and other insect bites.

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is found in the woods of the park. Make sure to stay on designated paths to avoid exposure.

Burrowing Animals

Both groundhogs and ground squirrels are present in the park. Watch your step for small holes, particularly in the Mound City Group mound area, and do not run.

Did You Know?

Arch. Atlas of Ohio-Mills

William Mills documented the presence of 49 enclosures and 370 mounds in Ross County in his book entitled "Archaeological Atlas of Ohio," published in 1914.