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
Sacred Spaces - A Place for Reflection in the Past and Today
Be a B.A.R.K. Ranger!
On your next visit, be sure to bring along your four-legged, furry friend. Learn about the do's & dont's when your pet joins along.
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!
Park rangers are available for in-class visits! Supplement your prehistoric Ohio lessons with a prehistoric ranger program.
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!
Ohio's National Park Service sites
After you've visited Hopewell Culture NHP, consider visiting Ohio's seven other National Park Service sites.
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.
Park News Releases
Stay up to date on all of the latest park-related news events. Archived news events are also available.
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!
After your visit to the park, explore the Chillicothe area and find out what other attractions are available to visit.
Hopewell Culture NHP StoryCorps Film
Hear and see the compelling story of two park employees and how they found their park at Hopewell Culture NHP.
Video and Multimedia Productions
Park video productions and assorted multimedia can be found here. All videos are downloadable as are multimedia presentations.
Directions to Park Sites
Directions to the park's visitor center and the two other accessible sites can be found here with a link to customized directions.
Road Conditions and Travel Information
Find out what condition the roads around the park are in before you get in your car during severe weather.
History and Culture of the park
Learn about the historic and prehistoric history of this incredible park. Over 2,000 years of history await you at Hopewell Culture NHP.
America the Beautiful pass availability
As of March 19th, 2018, this park no longer sells the National Parks & Federal Rec. Lands passes. Read more about this change...
Volunteers In Parks
Looking for a rewarding and memorable experience? Become a Volunteer In Park (VIP) and help us fulfill our mission.
Hopeton Earthworks Opening Ceremony
On the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Hopewell Culture NHP celebrates the grand opening of its 5th of 6 sites.
We can't do it alone. Therefore, the park is fortunate to have lasting affiliations with many partners who help us in our mission.
Last updated: February 28, 2019