Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Chillicothe

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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is a United States national historical park with earthworks and burial mounds from the Hopewell culture, indigenous peoples who flourished from about 200 BC to AD 500. The park is composed of six separate sites in Ross County, Ohio, including the former Mound City Group National Monument. The park includes archaeological resources of the Hopewell culture. It is administered by the United States Department of the Interior's National Park Service.

In 2008, the Department of the Interior included Hopewell Culture National Historical Park as part of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, one of 14 sites on its tentative list from which the United States makes nominations for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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  • This was a delightful experience. Take your time and enjoy the outdoors. The adjacent museum is very informative.  more »
  • I finally bought my Passport for National Parks and this was my first National park that I obtained a stamp for. It was very interesting to learn about the Hopewell people. Relaxing, pretty place to....  more »
  • Great place. Enjoy the usual quietude and ask a lot of questions. There are a couple different locations to visit in the area. Look for their Harness series lectures and try to attend any you are interested in.
  • An amazing place! When at the visitor center, be sure to see the short film which provides an explanation about the earthworks and some insights into the brilliance of the native American culture that built them. The earthworks are impressive!

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