Sacred Spaces - A Place for Reflection in the Past and Today

Earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Hopewellian people gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage.  Come learn about these sacred spaces and reflect upon the lives of these American Indians. Read More

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Learn about and be part of the BARK Rangers program at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ohio.  Visit for complete information about visiting with your pets at this site.

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School Field Trips to Mound City

The park is a fantastic place to supplement classroom learning of early Native Americans. Schedule a field trip with your students today!

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Guest Speakers

Park rangers are available for in-class visits! Supplement your prehistoric Ohio lessons with a prehistoric ranger program.

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Trip Ideas

Need suggestions to plan your visit to the park? Whether you're here for a half-day, full-day or multiple days, we're here to help!

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Annual Events at the Park

The park hosts several annual events on-site throughout the year. Find out what event is next and all the info about it as well.

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We understand the need to provide facilities that are compliant. Learn more about these features.

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Become a Junior Ranger

The park's Jr. Ranger booklet is now available online. There are also several other Jr. Ranger badges available too, so check them out!

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Every Kid Outdoors Pass

4th graders can now earn their free parks pass! This special pass waives entry fees to thousands of federal sites in the United States.

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Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks (HCE)

It's official! The HCE have been selected by the Department of the Interior as a proposed nomination by the U.S. to the World Heritage List.

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America the Beautiful pass availability

As of March 5th, 2020, this park carries the Military, Access and 4th Grade Passes. We still DO NOT carry the Annual or Senior Passes.

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Ranger-Led Tours at Mound City Group

Join a park ranger at 10am every day from June through Labor Day for guided tours of the Mound City Group.

Last updated: March 5, 2020

Contact the Park

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16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


(740) 774-1126

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