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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Join Ranger Kate of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park as she recites a new holiday poem based off an old classic for us all, The Night before Solstice.

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America the Beautiful Passes

The park has a limited selection of America the Beautiful passes available, including the new Gold Star Families & Military Veterans Pass.

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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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Distance Learning

Invite a park ranger into your classroom and learn online about the Hopewell culture from anywhere.

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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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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: December 22, 2022

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16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe , OH 45601

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