Story Mound

Admission to Story Mound is free.

  • Open daily dawn to dusk
  • Location: (Map It) Near Allen Avenue and Delano Street in northwest Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-686-1535
  • Web: click here

Story Mound is a prehistoric burial mound dating between 800 B.C. and 100 A.D. It was built by the Adena Indians as a ceremonial place. It is currently nearly 100 feet in diameter and twenty feet high covering almost an acre. It is of note to archeologists because it represents the first documented example of such a structure connected to the Adena’s. It was excavated in 1897.