Guided Walk at Hopewell Mound Group

Date: September 26, 2009

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am

Length: 2 ¾ miles

Difficulty Level: Easy, Mostly Flat

Hopewell Mound Group is one of the area’s most famous Hopewell earthworks. At 111 acres, the main enclosure here is the largest single Hopewell earthen-walled area ever found and contained the largest Hopewell burial mound ever built. This earthwork, which was once a former farm, owned by Captain Mordecai Hopewell, was also the location where archaeologists first described this prehistoric culture and the site from which the Hopewell culture borrows its name. Come walk the grounds of this ancient sacred area with a National Park Ranger to learn what archaeologists first uncovered here and discover what we have learned about the Hopewell culture through excavations over the last century.

Program begins at 9:00 am. Meet at Hopewell Mound Group parking lot, 3 miles northwest of Chillicothe on Sulphur Lick Rd., ¼ mile from Maple Grove Rd. near the west end of Anderson Station Rd. Driving maps are available at the main National Park Visitor Center at Mound City Group (16062 State Rt. 104), which opens at 8:30 am. Hopewell Mound Group is a 15 minute drive from the main visitor center. This walk is part of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park's America's Best Idea Celebration.

If you have any questions or would like more information please call (740) 774-1126

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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