Directions

A paved road with green grass on either side and an entrance sign with directions
The park entrance road to Mound City Group and the park's visitor center, just after the entrance gates off of State Route 104.

NPS Photo / Tom Engberg

Getting There

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is situated in south-central Ohio at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is located in the northern area of the city of Chillicothe. Scroll down for directions and additional travel information.


 
Chillicothe, Ohio - Ross County
Click on the map above for a large map showing the general area where the park's sites are located.

Plane

The nearest major airport is the John Glenn International Airport (CMH) located 55 miles north of the park in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit the John Glenn International Airport website.

Car

You can get detailed driving directions to the park by visiting this google maps page.

Download driving maps showing the park's sites and other preshistoric earthworks locations around the area.

Mound City Group visitor center is the park's only visitor center. It is located in Chillicothe, Ohio on State Route 104, 1.6 miles north of the intersection of U.S. Route 35 and State Route 104. Scroll down for the visitor center's address and GPS coordinates.

 

Directions from Columbus and all points due north

  • Take U.S. 23 south for 38 miles
  • Exit U.S. 23 at State Route 207 and turn right
  • Continue on S.R. 207 for 2 miles until it merges with S.R. 104 (Make no turns, continue straight on road as it turns into S.R. 104)
  • Follow S.R. 104, turn left into park (approximately 1.8 miles past the S.R. 104 & S.R. 207 intersection), follow entrance road to visitor center.
 
Pictures of a highway with highway signs and an exit ramp with landmark signs
Left: Exit from US 23 southbound to SR 104
Center: exit ramp to SR 104 showing park signage
Right: Entrance to park from SR 104 southbound

Google maps

 

Directions from Portsmouth and all points due south

  • Take U.S. 23 north for 43 miles
  • U.S. 23 will merge with U.S. 35 near Chillicothe
  • Keep left and stay on U.S. 35 west toward Dayton for 1.8 miles
  • Exit U.S. 35 at State Route 104 and go right/north on S.R. 104 for 1.6 miles
  • After passing state prison, turn right into park, follow entrance road to visitor center.
 
Pictures of a highway with highway signs and an exit ramp with landmark signs
Left: US 35 northbound and US 23 split
Middle: Exit from US 35 to SR 104
Right: exit ramp to SR 104 showing park signage

Google maps

 

Directions from Indianapolis, In. and points west

  • Take I-70 east
  • Exit at I-675 and go south for 20 miles (suggested due to construction on I-75 in Dayton)
  • Exit I-675 at U.S. 35 in Dayton and go east for 68 miles
  • Exit at State Route 104 and go left/north on S.R. 104 for 1.6 miles
  • After passing state prison, turn right into park, follow entrance road to visitor center.
 
Pictures of a highway with highway signs and an exit ramp with landmark signs
Left: US 35 eastbound exit to SR 104
Middle: exit ramp to SR 104 showing park signage
Right: Park entrance from SR 104 northbound

Google maps

 

Park Sites Addresses

Mound City Group

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Hopeton Earthworks

990 Hopetown Rd.
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Hopewell Mound Group

4731 Sulphur Lick Rd.
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Seip Earthworks

7078 U.S. Route 50
Bainbridge, Ohio 45612

 

GPS Coordinates

The GPS Coordinates for Mound City and our other outlying units are listed below.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: most GPS devices will not lead you to the main visitor center at Mound City Group when typing in the site name. The GPS coordinates are listed below so that you can manually override your GPS device. Consult your device's owner's manual for directions on how to do so.

Mound City Group:

39 22'26.62"N 83 00'26.14"W

Hopewell Mound Group:

39 21'38.32"N 83 05'08.65"W

Hopeton Earthworks:

39 22'46.02"N 82 59'04.65"W

Seip Earthworks:

39 14'31.69"N 83 13'15.98"W

Spruce Hill Earthworks:

39 17'13.27"N 83 07'39.63"W
(Visiting Spruce Hill info)

 
MCG Aerial
Aerial view of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.  Click on the image to get driving directions via google maps.

Image courtesy of google maps.

Last updated: July 15, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Phone:

(740) 774-1126

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