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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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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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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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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Ohio's National Park Service sites

After you've visited Hopewell Culture NHP, consider visiting Ohio's seven other National Park Service sites.

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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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Yoga in the Park

Find out more about our popular, free summer Yoga program in the park. Every Saturday in June and July.

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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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Park News Releases

Stay up to date on all of the latest park-related news events. Archived news events are also available.

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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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Nearby Attractions

After your visit to the park, explore the Chillicothe area and find out what other attractions are available to visit.

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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.

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Video and Multimedia Productions

Park video productions and assorted multimedia can be found here. All videos are downloadable as are multimedia presentations.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Volunteers In Parks

Looking for a rewarding and memorable experience? Become a Volunteer In Park (VIP) and help us fulfill our mission.

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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.

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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.

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Park Staff

A listing of Seasonal and Permanant staff at the park with emails.

Last updated: February 28, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


(740) 774-1126

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