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
Sacred Spaces - A Place for Reflection in the Past and Today
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.
Become a park Junior Ranger
The park's Jr. Ranger booklet is now available online! Download the booklet, fill it out, email/mail it in, get cool Jr. Ranger SWAG!
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!
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.
Volunteers In Parks
Looking for a rewarding and memorable experience? Become a Volunteer In Park (VIP) and help us fulfill our mission.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Park rangers are available for in-class visits! Supplement your prehistoric Ohio lessons with a prehistoric ranger program.
The NEW Senior Passes are now available!
As of Monday, August 28th, the $10 Lifetime Sr. Pass is no longer available. The new Senior Passes are now in stock. Learn more about it...
We can't do it alone. Therefore, the park is fortunate to have lasting affiliations with many partners who help us in our mission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video and Multimedia Productions
Park video productions and assorted multimedia can be found here. All videos are downloadable as are multimedia presentations.
Last updated: September 8, 2017