Visit the Chillicothe Area Earthworks
Visit the Hopewell Culture National Historic Park Sites in Chillicothe
The headquarters for Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is located at Mound City, which lies at the northern edge of the city of Chillicothe. The area surrounding Chillicothe is characterized by wooded hills and scenic river valleys, providing a picturesque backdrop to all of the earthwork sites. Easy access is ensured by a network of roads and highways, including the Adena Recreational Trail, which connects various sites in the area.
Begin Your Journey at Mound City
Start your experience at the visitor center and headquarters of the park conveniently located at the Mound City site, right next to the parking area with a fantastic view of the earthworks and mounds. The visitor center is open daily, providing restrooms, water fountains, and a shop offering publications and merchandise related to Ohio history, Native America, and the earthworks. You can pick up brochures and driving directions for all the publicly accessible earthworks at the information desk.
16062 Ohio 104
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Open Daily from Sunrise to Sunset
- Parking lot
- Visitor’s Center with Restrooms
- Guided or Self-Guided Tours Available
- Trails & Trail Maps
- Free Admission
- "Junior Ranger" and "Junior Archaeologist" Programs Available
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There’s more to do in Chillicothe after visiting the earthworks. Known for its historical significance as the first capital of Ohio, Chillicothe boasts a well-preserved historic downtown with plenty of food and lodging options nearby.