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

Nearly 2000 years ago, American Indians built dozens of monumental mounds and earthen enclosures in southern Ohio. These earthwork complexes were ceremonial landscapes used for feasts, funerals, rituals, and rites of passage associated with an American Indian religious movement that swept over half the continent for almost 400 years. Come walk among the earthworks and experience the past.

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Looking for ways to supplement your class's American Indian curriculum? Or, just can't make it to the park for an on-site field trip? The Hopewell Culture NHP Distance Learning program is now available to classrooms around the globe! Watch this short video about the new program then send us an email to schedule your virtual visit with Education Technician, Kate Owen.

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Hopewell Exotic Materials

The Hopewell traveled to many places throughout the North American continent. Learn about the items they collected and how they were used.

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Plan Like a Park Ranger: Top 10 Tips!

Check out the park's Top Ten Tips when visiting! Plan like a park ranger and make your trip an unforgettable experience.

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Things To Do

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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Mound City Group Visitor Center

The Mound City Group visitor center is now open for limited hours of operation as of Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 9:00 AM.

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Places to Go

Find ideas about what park sites to visit during your trip and other nearby attractions close to the park to supplement your time here.

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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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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.

Last updated: November 12, 2021

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