Fees & Passes

Several multi-colored trees behind a low stone wall and a large wooden park entrance sign with a road leading into the park.
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.

$10 Lifetime Senior Pass

The $10 Lifetime Senior Pass is no longer available. Effective Monday, August 28th, 2017, the Pass cost changed to $20 for an Annual pass and $80 for a Lifetime pass. Read more information about the changes to the Senior Pass Program.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding the
America the Beautiful Pass Series sales @ this park

** As of Monday, March 19th, 2018, this park no longer sells or carries any of the America the Beautiful Pass Series, which includes the Every Kid in a Park pass and the Access Pass. **

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Cards with bighorn sheep, green frogs and children on the fronts
The 2018 America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series

Park Passes

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park does not sell the America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass series, but you can visit the USGS Online Store to purchase select passes and to order select passes. Most passes can be purchased through a mail-in application, online or by calling (See notes for each card below).

These passes are valid for entry of up to four people in a single vehicle at all National Park Service fee sites. Additionally, the passes are also accepted at four other federal recreation agencies that have entrance fees, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.

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. NOTE: Can be purchased online or via telephone at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST.
  • The Senior Pass is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older. The cost is $20 for an Annual Pass or $80 for a Lifetime Pass. All Pass purchasers must have documentation of age and residency or citizenship. If you purchase four $20 Annual Senior Passes, you can exchange the four cards for a Lifetime Senior Pass at no additional cost. The person purchasing the Annual Pass must have purchased the pass for themself and must be exchanging the four Passes for themself. The Passes are non-transferrable. NOTE: There will be an additional $10 application processing fee to order the card online* or via telephone at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST.
  • 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). NOTE: There will be a $10 application processing fee to order the card online or via telephone at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 3, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST..
  • 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. NOTE: This pass must be obtained in person, at a federal facility which offers it.

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.

 
Cards with pictures of bighorn sheep and green frog
The new Lifetime Senior Pass and new Annual Senior Pass.

Senior Pass Changes


Effective August 28th, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The cost increased to $80 from $10 for a lifetime pass. Seniors (age 62 & older) also have the option to purchase an annual Senior Pass for $20. If purchased for four years, all four Annual Pass cards can be exchanged for a lifetime Senior Pass. Learn more about the changes, what they mean for you, and how the additional funds will be used when you visit the National Park Service's Senior Pass changes page. The infographic below explains the major changes to the pass program.

Last updated: March 29, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Phone:

(740) 774-1126

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