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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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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Places to Go

Learn more about the six non-contiguous sites of the park and which are open for touring.

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2020 Poetry Contest

The 2020 park Poetry Contest is now underway! Read the guidelines and download your application packet to send us your works.

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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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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.

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Basic Park Information

Before you leave your house, let us help you make your plans for your visit. Information on park hours and events can also be found here.

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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.

Last updated: September 28, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Phone:

(740) 774-1126

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