Hopewell Culture National Historical Park | RANGER PROGRAMS

Ranger conducts a tour of the Mound City Group at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Ranger conducts a tour of the Mound City Group at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Park Rangers at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park conduct guided tours of the Mound City Group on a daily basis during the summer (Memorial Day weekend through early August) and on weekends only from late April until daily tours begin. Tours last one hour and meet at the Mound City Group Visitor Center. No need to register—just show up at tour time. There is no fee. The terrain covered is easy as far as walking goes, but you will be out in the direct sunshine. There are no shade trees.

During the summer, Rangers also conduct daily talks on various topics at the Visitor Center. The talks do not involve walking out to the Mound City Group site.

Times and dates can always change, so if getting on a tour is important to you, be sure to check the National Park Service’s official Mound City Ranger Guided Tours web page for the latest schedule.

Tours of the other park units—Seip, Hopeton, Hopewell—are held once a month in June, July, and August (a different site each month). The tours are conducted by local archeologists and are much more involving than the Mound City Group tours. They typically last two to three hours and require up to 3 miles of walking. Check the National Park Service’s Calendar web page for Hopewell Culture National Historical Park to see what is scheduled.

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Last updated on May 4, 2024
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