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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park         

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
courtesy of the National Park Service

Contact Information:
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601
740-774-1125
http://www.nps.gov/hocu/

Size: 1,170 acres. 

Location: Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is located in south-central Ohio. The park visitor center, located at Mound City Group, is on OH 104, 2 miles north of US 35 and 3 miles north of Chillicothe. 

Description: 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. Finely crafted artifacts of the Hopewell Culture (200 BC - AD 500) show that highly skilled artisans used an extensive trade network east of the Rocky Mountains.

Activities: Visitors should plan on a 1 1/2 to 2 hour visit of the park's visitor center to watch the 17-minute video "Legacy of the Mound Builders", examine the museum exhibits, and walk the interpretive trails. The video is shown every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour. The museum is open during the visitor center's business hours. Interpretive trails approximately 1.5 miles in length feature descriptive signs, audio stations, and self-guiding brochures. Special events featuring Native American and archeological themes are featured throughout the year. Call the visitor center for the latest information. 

Operating Hours: The park visitor center, located at the Mound City Group, is open daily 8:30am to 5:00pm with extended hours to 6:00pm, June through August. The Mound City Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.

History
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Proclaimed on March 2, 1923. Name changed from Mound City Group National Monument on May 27, 1992.

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