Protected Sites

Protected Earthwork Sites

Remnants of a few of the many precious earthwork sites in the Hopewell Heartland are already being protected. Many of these ancient places can be visited. Sadly, it is often the case that a single mound is all that remains of a once extensive ceremonial complex. Click on the hyperlinks below to find out more about each earthwork site. In addition to these earthwork complexes, many individual mounds have been protected by local authorities. The Ancient Ohio Trail website is a perfect place to start planning a trip to the region’s protected earthworks.

Preserved Earthworks in Ohio and the Surrounding Region: