Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Visitor Center, Chillicothe, Ohio

Visible remnants of Hopewell culture are concentrated in the Scioto River valley near the present-day city of Chillicothe, Ohio. The most striking Hopewell sites contain earthworks in the form of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes. Many of these sites were built to a monumental scale, with earthen walls up to 12 feet high outlining geometric figures more than 1,000 feet across. Conical and loaf-shaped earthen mounds up to 30 feet high are often found in association with the geometric earthworks. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park preserves five earthwork complexes: High Bank Works, Hopeton Earthworks, Hopewell Mound Group, Mound City Group, and Seip Earthworks.

*Note that this site visit includes significant walking and standing outdoors in areas not sheltered from the weather during on-site presentations by Dr. Bret Ruby, including a 2.5 mile interpretative trail at the Hopewell Mound Group.

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