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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Visitors at Mound 7 credits NPS Photo / Tom Engberg
Visitors read a sign in front of Mound 7
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park The Mound City Group visitor center credits NPS / Tom Engberg
The Mound City Group visitor center main entrance with Mound City Group in the background view
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Coyote at Mound City Group credits NPS Photo / Tom Engberg
A coyote stares down the photographer while roaming among the mounds
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Copper Breastplate credits NPS Photo / Tom Engberg
Copper breastplate cutout made by the Hopewell culture 2,000 years ago
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park A coyote in the park credits NPS / Tom Engberg
A lone coyote stares at the photographer while walking in front of a mound at Mound City Group.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Spruce Hill trail credits NPS / Tom Engberg
The trail to the Spruce Hill plateau showing exposed shale on the right side fo the gravel path.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Mound City Group river walk credits NPS / Tom Engberg
The paved river walk trail at the Mound City Group.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Yoga at the Mound City Group credits NPS / Tom Engberg
Visitors performing yoga during a Yoga event at the Mound City Group under the shade of a large tree.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park The Mound City Group bookstore credits NPS / Tom Engberg
The bookstore inside of the Mound City Group visitor center.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park School field trips at the park credits NPS / Tom Engberg
A school field trip visiting the Mound City Group as a ranger leads them on a tour.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Ranger Desk credits NPS / Tom Engberg
The information desk inside of the Mound City Group visitor center.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Bone Scraper and Awl credits NPS / Tom Engberg
A bone scraper and awl on display in the park museum.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park The Duck Pot credits NPS / Tom Engberg
One of the Duck Pots recovered at Mound City Group during excavations in the early 1900s.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Museum Mural credits NPS / Tom Engberg
A large mural in the park museum showing an artistic rendition of what the Hopewell may have engaged in over 2,000 years ago.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Seip Earthworks credits NPS / Tom Engberg
A cut grass trail leading to the large Seip Mound at Seip Earthworks.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Hopewell Mound Group overlook credits NPS / Tom Engberg
The main overlook area of Hopewell Mound Group showing the enormity of the site.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Hopeton Earthworks credits NPS / Tom Engberg
The overlook area of Hopeton Earthworks allowing visitors to view the interpretive mowing of the geometric shapes
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Hopewell Culture National Historical Park credits Share the Experience, Rumiana Tenchov
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
HOPEWELL CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
HOPEWELL CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, Ohio   45601
(lat:39.3159 lon:-83.0805)

Phone: (740) 774-1126
Email:
From about 200 BC to AD 500, the Ohio River Valley was a focal point of the prehistoric Hopewell culture. The term Hopewell describes a broad network of beliefs and practices among different Native American groups over a large portion of eastern North America. The culture is characterized by the construction of enclosures made of earthen walls, often built in geometric patterns, and mounds of various shapes. Visible remnants of Hopewell culture are concentrated in the Scioto River valley near present-day Chillicothe, Ohio. The most striking Hopewell sites contain earthworks in the form of squares, circles, and other geometric shapes. Many of these sites were built to a monumental scale, with earthen walls up to 12 feet high outlining geometric figures more than 1000 feet across. Conical and loaf-shaped earthen mounds up to 30 feet high are often found in association with the geometric earthworks.

The park contains nationally significant archeological resources including large earthwork and mound complexes that provide an insight into the social, ceremonial, political, and economic life of the Hopewell people. The park visitor center features museum exhibits, an orientation film, book sales area, and self-guided and guided tours.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseHiking Trailyes
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Nearby Accommodations
Cottages and Cabins
Rustic beauty in a peaceful, clean atmosphere is the secret to this Family Retreat. The serene splendor of Mother Nature is your reward for visiting Walnut Creek. We offer cabin rentals for those who want the convenience with less effort.
7 miles from park*




Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 25 just a ironic comment by a proud dad
the new building being built on site and supervised by don anderson of huddleston construction is ironic because his grandfather kenneth anderson help build it back i believe in the 1940s.
October 12
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Directions
Take U.S. 23. 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.

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