Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Chillicothe

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Mounds of various shapes and enclosures often built in geometric patterns dot the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These earthen structures were doubtless the work of many human hands. Evidence suggests that Hopewell earthworks were used for a variety of ceremonial and social activities between 200 BC to AD 500. Come learn about these sacred spaces and reflect upon the lives of their builders.

Hopewell Culture NHP consists of five separate site locations; Mound City Group (visitor center), Hopewell Mound Group, Seip Earthworks, Hopeton Earthworks & High Bank Works.
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  • Second visit here, last was about 25 years previous. VC appears to have been updated. The history is amazing as is the number of these mounds in the area, not to mention all the ones that have been de...  more »
  • Neat place although it sucks that this historical park (visitor center/mound city group) is literally surrounded by prisons! Nothing like having to explain to children why there is a bunch of people b...  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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