Octagon Earthworks will be open from daylight to dusk on April 11 & 12, 2021


Octagon Earthworks will be open from daylight to dusk on April 11 & 12, 2021

Explore and experience fully these ancient earthworks built masterfully by American Indians.

Octagon Earthworks is part of Newark Earthworks, remnants of a 2,000 year-old complex that is the largest set of geometric earthworks ever known. Enclosing 50 acres, the Octagon Earthworks has eight walls, each measuring about 550 feet long and from five to six feet in height. This is a National Historic Landmark and Ohio’s official prehistoric monument. The Newark Earthworks served social, ceremonial and astronomical functions for their builders, people of the Hopewell Culture.

The site will be open daylight to dusk on both days. For health and safety reasons, there will be no guided tours. Staff will be on hand from noon to 4 p.m. each day to answer questions. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask while on site.

Octagon Earthworks
125 North 33rd Street, on grounds of Moundbuilder’s Country Club
Newark, OH 43055
 

Posted April 1, 2021
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