2013 OPEN HOUSE DATES FOR NEWARKS OCTAGON EARTHWORKS


2013 OPEN HOUSE DATES FOR NEWARKS OCTAGON EARTHWORKS

The Octagon Earthworks are spectacular remnants of the monumental Newark Earthworks. The enormous scale of the enclosures, the geometrical precision and accuracy of the astronomical alignments built into these earthen walls make this site one of the wonders of the ancient world.

The Octagon Earthworks are one of the Ohio Historical Societys historic sites, but it currently is operated by Moundbuilders County Club. So, while portions of the site are accessible 365 days a year during daylight hours, most of the earthwork is closed to the public when the golf course is open.

There are four days a year, however, when the Ohio Historical Society and its partners, including the Ohio State Universitys Newark Earthworks Center, hosts an open house.  On these dates, the entire site is open for your exploration and enjoyment.

Join us for these four special days of unlimited access to one of the most amazing sites in North America.

April 14 Sunday — guided tours from Noon to 4 PM
April 15 Monday — guided tours from 9 AM to 4 PM
May 28 Tuesday
October 13 — Sunday

Stay tuned for updates on special programming that may be offered on these days, but for now, make sure you have the dates on your calendar.

I will hope to see you at the magnificent Octagon Earthworks on one or all of these days!

Dont miss a chance to walk in the footsteps of Ohios ancient Native American astronomers, architects and engineers.

Brad Lepper

Posted March 11, 2013
Topics: Archaeology

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