Summer Solstice at Serpent Mound

Summer Solstice is almost here and the celebration at Serpent Mound starts Friday, June 19. Serpent Mound, an effigy mound in Adams County, Ohio that is also a National Historic Landmark, is just 40 minutes from Hopewell Croft.  

Brad Lepper, who will be speaking at Serpent Mound on Saturday June 20, said, “We may not have answers for all our questions, but we can walk where the ancient American Indians walked, see the same Sun slowly sink below the same horizon, and acknowledge the powerful connection between the lives of these ancient people and our own.” 

The Arc of Appalachia manages the park. They will be celebrating the “Festival of the Setting Sun” the entire weekend. There will be guided hikes, American Indian living history demonstrations and special activities for children and an American Indian inspired dinner, by advance registration. Steve Free, who provided the music for the Hopewell Croft opening party, will be performing on Saturday at 3 PM. Saturday, at 8 PM, the silent sunset watch will begin, with torch lighting at 9. Visit The Arc’s website for the full schedule of events.  

Also visit the website of the Friends of Serpent Mound for information on more vendors, speakers, food, music, and drumming.