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 go.nps.gov/hocubark for complete information about visiting with your pets at this site.

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Become a Junior Ranger

The park's Junior Ranger booklet is now available online! Coming soon, the park's Junior Archeology Program booklet!

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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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Be TICK Smart!

Tick season in Ohio has started, so make sure you're prepared when you hike the park sites. Review these points and be tick smart!

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Accessibility

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

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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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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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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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Partners

We can't do it alone. Therefore, the park is fortunate to have lasting affiliations with many partners who help us in our mission.

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Laws, Policies & Regulations

Information on regulations for firearms, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, Drones) and Permits can be found here.

Last updated: April 18, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Phone:

(740) 774-1126

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