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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Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger Program

Commemorate the 2017 Solar Eclipse by participating in the Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger Program! Download the booklet and get started!

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Become a park Junior Ranger

Learn how you and your family can all earn your own park Junior Ranger badge while learning cool stuff!

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Earn Your Centennial Jr. Ranger Badge!

The limited edition Centennial Jr. Ranger badges are now available at the park! Ask a ranger how you can earn your limited edition badge.

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Every Kid In A Park Pass

4th graders can now earn their free parks pass! This special pass waives entry fees to thousands of federal sites in the United States.

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Important Senior Pass Update & Changes

The park has SOLD OUT of the $10 Lifetime Pass, but it can be purchased online. Learn how & read up on the new Pass changes coming Aug. 28th

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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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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.

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Canoe / Kayak Guided Tours

Information on the annual Guided Canoe / Kayak Ranger Tour on Paint Creek. Tours run from late June through late August.

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Mound City Group Visitor Center

Make the Mound City Group visitor center your first stop when visiting the park. Explore the museum and view the award-winning intro film.

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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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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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Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks

The bid for World Heritage is picking up. Read the official submission and learn how you can help.

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Parks as Classrooms

Parks as Classrooms is a unique way to utilize the nation's public lands for educational tools. Speaker info, lesson plans and more await.

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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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Directions to the 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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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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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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Accommodations & Food

Visiting the park from out of town? Looking for some good eats and convenient, affordable lodging? Look no further, click here & discover.

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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.

Last updated: August 17, 2017

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16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


(740) 774-1126

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