Earthworks in Newark, OH

An Archaeological Marvel

Only 5.30 miles from Cherry Valley Hotel, The Newark Earthworks, built by the Hopewell culture between 100 BCE and 400 CE, include the Great Circle, Octagon, and Wright Earthworks, featuring the world's largest earthen enclosures. Designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site in September 2023, they are part of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, along with sites at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park and Fort Ancient.

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455 Hebron Rd, Heath, OH 43056

Part cathedral, part cemetery, part astronomical observatory, the Newark Earthworks are the site of the largest geometric earthwork complex in the world. Built by early American Indians who inhabited the area that is now southern Ohio, the Newark Earthworks are a site of tremendous archeological importance and cultural significance. 

Planning to visit the Newark Earthworks while you're here? The park is open from daylight to dusk. A guided tour of the Great Circle is offered the first Friday of every month at 12:30pm, from April to December.