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Witness ancient brilliance in each of the Hopewell earthworks

A memorable and enriching experience

An Event Two Millennia in the Making

On Saturday, October 14, over 600 people gathered at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. They were there to celebrate the creative genius of the American Indian people we now call the Hopewell culture, who designed and constructed earthen mounds and earthworks in southern Ohio along the banks and tributaries of the Scioto River. Among the dignitaries present were members of the Tribes that claim kinship to the people of 2,000 years ago that built the eight indigenous sites that are now included and inscribed as a group on the World Heritage list.

Learn more about the commemoration in a recap from the National Park Service.