Operating Hours & Seasons

Effective Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 9:00 AM, the Mound City Group Visitor Center is OPEN for limited hours of operation.

(UPDATED: Tuesday, May 18th)

All park grounds remain OPEN and accessible to the public during daylight hours.

Please check the park's social media pages for updates on the park's hours of operation.

For current information about the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19),
please visit the National Park Service Public Health update page.

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please visit our Communications page.

A building with a red roof in front of a grassy-green area with earthen mounds.
Mound City Group visitor center overlooking the Mound City Group.

NPS / Tom Engberg

Mound City Group Visitor Center

The park's Visitor Center is open daily for limited hours of operation from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The park museum, bookstore and restrooms inside of the visitor center building will be open during these hours. The park film remains temporarily unavailable until further notice. Please call the park for additional information or if you have questions.

The grounds at Mound City Group are open from dawn to dusk. There is no overnight camping allowed at any of the Hopewell Culture NHP sites.

The visitor center is closed January 1st, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25th.

A wooden informational sign in the foreground and several grass-covered mounds in the background, under a blue sky.

NPS / Tom Engberg

Park Grounds

Park grounds at the Mound City Group, Hopeton Earthworks, Hopewell Mound Group, and Seip Earthworks units are always open from dawn to dusk.

All shelter houses and picnic tables are on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do not take reservations for any of the shelter houses or picnic tables.

Seip Earthworks

Currently, Seip Earthworks has limited visitor facilities consisting of a covered picnic shelter. Parking is available at the front of the grounds only, immediately off of U.S. Route 50. The road that extends to the old Seip farmhouse is gated and not available for public access. There are interpretive signs and mowed-grass trails throughout the grounds.

Hopewell Mound Group

Hopewell Mound Group has public restrooms, a covered picnic shelter, mowed-grass trails and 2.5 miles of interpretive trails. The parking lot has ample spots for cars and larger vehicles.

High Bank Works & Spruce Hill Works

High Bank Works is currently is restricted to Special Permit Use only or during ranger-led events. Please Contact Us if you have questions about the High Bank Works site.

Please contact the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System to request information about or for access to Spruce Hill Earthworks.

Last updated: December 30, 2021

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