Fees & Passes

Entrance to the Mound City Group from State Route 104

NPS Photo / Tom Engberg

Entrance Fees

As of October 1, 2006, there are no entrance fees at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

Various pass cards
The 2017 America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series

Park Passes

The park sells the America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass at the Mound City Group Visitor Center. Payment for passes at the visitor center must be made with personal check or cash. If you must purchase a pass with a credit card, you can visit another federal site which sells the passes or you can go online and purchase a pass. An accompanying annual decal pass is availble to those with vehicles that are open top and unable to secure the card inside of the vehicle. Ask a ranger when you purchase your card for the decal which is free of charge. Decal is available to all pass holders and must be replaced annually.

The pass series consists of the Annual Pass, the Senior Pass, the Access Pass and the free Annual Pass for U.S. Military. Children under the age of 16 are admitted free at all NPS fee sites.

  • The Annual Pass is available to anyone over the age of 16. The cost is $80.
  • The Senior Pass is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older. The cost is $10 with documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • The Access Pass is free to ALL U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a permanent disability (Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship - Vehicle disability hang tags are not acceptable).
  • The Annual Pass for U.S. Military is free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Applicants must present a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173) to receive the pass.

Additional information on the pass series or to order a pass online.

PLEASE NOTE: Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


(740) 774-1126
Main park phone number.

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