Out of care for the health of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and community at large, Fort Hill & Serpent Mound will close to the public effective Saturday, March 14, 2020. We will re-open according to the direction of the Ohio History Connection. The Arc is the contract manager for Fort Hill & Serpent Mound. OHC is abiding by the Governor’s request to close all state memorial sites. Just days before we closed the park, Serpent Mound was welcoming visitors from as far away as Europe and California. It’s a world gathering place, and making the sacrifice to close such destinations is prudent in these times. All trails at the following preserves will remain open: Chalet Nivale, Gladys Riley, and Junction Earthworks. Trails remaining open at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary are: Kamelands, Maude’s Cedar Narrows, Roundtop, Barrett’s Rim, Cedar Run, Listening Trail, Crow Point, and Ridgeview Farm. Temporarily closed is the Appalachian Forest Museum (it was scheduled to open April 1) and the three trails that share the Museum’s parking lot: Etawah Woods, Valley of the Ancients, and Barrier Ridge.
Serpent Mound is open daily, year round, from 9:00 am to dusk.
Winter Warning: Park roads are not plowed. During snowy or icy conditions, the park is open to pedestrian traffic only and parking fee is waived.
March: Open Weekends 10am to 4pm
April: Open Daily 10am to 4pm
May-Oct: Mon thru Thurs 10am to 4pm; Fri & Sat 9am to 6pm; Sun 9am to 5pm
Nov- the weekend before Christmas: Open Weekends 10am to 4pm
$8 Per Vehicle
$15 Annual Parking Pass
Fees waived for Arc of Appalachia Members & Ohio History Connection Members
Address: 3850 State Route 73, Peebles, OH 45660
Phone Number: 1-800-752-2757
Arc of Appalachia Information: 937-365-1935 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Serpent Mound is located in Adams County, in south central Ohio.
3850 State Route 73, Peebles, OH 45660
From the North or East
Follow Highway 50 approximately twenty miles west of Chillicothe and turn south or left on SR 41 on the west side of the small town of Bainbridge. Follow SR 41 south through the small villages of Cynthiana and Sinking Spring. The next town is Locust Grove. A sign at the traffic light indicates a right hand turn onto SR 73 towards Serpent Mound. Follow SR 73 west four miles, and turn right into the well-marked entrance to Serpent Mound. A sign at the gatehouse will give further parking directions.
From the West
Take SR 73 south out of Hillsboro which will take you directly to Serpent Mound. The entrance will be on your left.
From the South
Take SR 41 north over Hwy 32, through Peebles. The next town is Locust Grove. Turn left on SR 73. Follow SR 73 west four miles, and turn right into the well-marked entrance to Serpent Mound.
A sign at the gatehouse will give further parking directions.