Octagon Earthworks and the Great Circle Earthworks Museum
The Octagon Earthworks are part of the Newark Earthworks complex of prehistoric Native American earthworks, originally one of the most extensive earthworks of its kind in the country.
Enclosing 50 acres, the Octagon Earthworks are joined by parallel walls to a circular embankment enclosing 20 acres. Within the octagon, opposite the openings are small mounds. The Octagon Earthworks were built by the Hopewell Indians (100 BC-AD 500) and were probably used for ceremonial, social, and religious purposes. Wright Earthworks and The Great Circle Earthworks (formerly known as Moundbuilders State Memorial) are both additional local sites that preserve other features of this majestic remnant of prehistoric Ohio.
The Great Circle Earthworks are part of the Newark Earthworks consisting of the nearby Octagon Earthworks and Wright Earthworks. The Great Circle Museum is also the new home of the Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB). The LCCVB offers travel-related products and services to assist visitors in Licking County. For more information, call 800.589.8224 or visit www.lccvb.com
455 Hebron Road
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Special Hours: April 15 - October 15: Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm