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Witness ancient brilliance in each of the Hopewell earthworks

A memorable and enriching experience

The years long and detail-oriented effort in nominating the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks to the UNESCO World Heritage list would not have been possible without the diligent partnership of these incredible organizations.

Ohio History Connection

Ohio History Connection is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. The Ohio History Connection owns and manages the Great Circle Earthworks, Octagon Earthworks and Fort Ancient.

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Part of the National Park Service system, the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park owns and manages High Bank Works, Hopewell Mound Group, Hopeton Earthworks, Seip Earthworks and Mound City.

Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks Tribal Partners
We thank all of the Tribal Partners who passed resolutions in support of the World Heritage project, including the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Shawnee Tribe, Miami Tribe, Wyandotte Nation, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, Quapaw Tribe, Peoria Tribe, Ottawa Tribe, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, and the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks Tourism Partners
Thank you also to our partners who help make guests feel welcome and create resources to make visiting and navigating the earthworks easier and more engaging. The uniquely important roles and responsibilities across all these organizations come together to create a world-class visitor experience, not only at each of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks but also across the entire state of Ohio.


Learn more about the Great Circle and Octagon Earthworks, book a stay at a local campground, or explore one of the area’s beautiful trails.

Get ideas for local eats, stays and additional fun experiences while visiting Hopewell Mound Group, Hopeton Earthworks, Seip Earthworks and Mound City.

In addition to Fort Ancient, Warren County offers record-breaking roller coasters, award-winning wines, star-studded sporting events and an incredible array of outdoor adventures.

Get the latest details for fun stays, memorable experiences and latest travel inspiration for the entire state of Ohio, The Heart of It All.

The Ohio Travel Association is the leading voice and shepherd of the industry, and its members include all who care about a thriving leisure and business travel economy.

With the mission to provide safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation supports the state highway system and promotes transportation initiatives statewide.

A department of incredible diversity, Ohio Department of Natural Resources owns and manages more than 800,000 acres of land, including 75 state parks, 24 state forests, 143 state nature preserves and 150 wildlife areas.

Thorough route guides for finding most other mound and earthwork sites in southern and central Ohio, along with their scenic and historical settings.