Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, OH

National Park Service

Earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Hopewellian...[more]

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Visitor Center at Mound City Group

The visitor center at Mound City Group houses a museum, auditorium and bookstore. The museum contains artifacts recovered during the last major archeological excavation in the 1920's. The building is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm every day, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The grounds of the park are open from dawn to dusk, every day of the year.

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Multi-use trail at Hopewell Mound Group
Recreation at Hopewell Mound Group

At Hopewell Mound Group, visitors can hike on the multiple trails on the park property which weave amongst the footprints of the earthwork walls and mounds. Visitors can also utilize the paved multi-use trial that runs through the grounds and connects Washington Court House with Chillicothe.


Multi-use trail at Hopewell Mound Group
Multi-use trail at Hopewell Mound Group

One of the many trails at the Hopewell Mound Group unit of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.


Arching colors raining down
Arching rainbow over the mounds

A vivid rainbow brushed againts a backdrop of clouds over the Mound City Group.

NPS-Tom Engberg

Fall colors at Seip
Copperas Mountain in full fall color behind Seip mound

Visitors walking one of the many trails at Seip earthworks.


Sunny days at Mound City Group
Visitor center building at Mound City Group

Enjoy a walk amongst the mounds at Mound City Group or take a leisurely walk on the nature trail that encompasses the earthwork.

NPS-Tom Engberg

Fall colors at Seip
Visitors on one of the many trails at Seip earthworks

There are multiple trails visitors can access at Seip earthworks. All trails lead to and from the central mound.


Early sunrise over the mounds
Dawn at Mound City Group

The sun rising over the majestic mounds of the Hopewell Culture at Mound City Group.

NPS-Tom Engberg

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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park


Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone:(740) 774 1126


Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is located in south-central Ohio at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

By Plane

The nearest airport is the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) located 55 miles north of the park. From the airport, take I-270 south. Exit on US Route 23 heading south. Exit at State Route 207 just north of Chillicothe and turn right, follow signs to the park via State Route 207 & State Route 104.

By Car

The park's Mound City Group Visitor Center in Chillicothe, Ohio is located on US Route 104, two miles north of the US Route 35 overpass.

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