Ohio Humanities has put together a series of trails highlighting points of interest to illustrate topics such as Historic Farms and Civil War Presidents. These curated trails offer opportunities to sample national history locally made.
Indigenous Peoples Trail
For hours of operation and admission fees, click on the individual sites’ visitor information.
- Pontiac Park
- Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
- Shawnee Lookout
- Shrum Mound
- Great Circle Earthworks
- Fort Ancient Earthworks & Nature Preserve
- Fort Hill Earthworks & Nature Preserve
People have lived in what is now Ohio since the Paleoindian Period (13,000 BC to 7,000 BC). From the pre-contact Adena and Hopewell Cultures to more recent examples like the Shawnee and Wyandot tribes, Ohio history has always been shaped by Indigenous peoples. This history is preserved today by monuments and museums, and most impressively, in the many earthworks dotting the Ohio landscape. This trail offers a small sample of the destinations that highlight Indigenous history around the state. For more information, please visit Ohio History Central.