Mounds built over 2000 years ago are preserved in several areas in Newark. These mounds were created by the Native Americans of the Hopewell culture. These areas are now open to the public as state parks and cultural sites. Together with the Octagon and Wright Earthworks, Great Circle Earthworks is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Individuals who enjoy history, families looking for a fun day in the park, or anyone who is simply looking for a quiet day with nature will surely be delighted with this place.
Things to Do
- Visit the small museum, learn more about the Hopewell culture, and know the history behind the ceremonial mounds. Enjoy a great walk through history as you find informative signs on the grounds.
- Take the family for an afternoon spent with nature and history. Bring food or snacks and enjoy a quiet time at the picnic areas.
- Play a game of frisbee or run around with your kids. It's also a good place to walk the dog. Exploring the mounds also make for an easy hike.
- Spend your time listening to birds, relaxing, sightseeing, or reading a book. The park is especially lovely in spring.
Great Circle Earthworks Insider Tips
- To get a better understanding of the Hopewell culture, visit also the other earthworks found in Octagon and Wright.
- Admission and parking is free.