Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site

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Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site

Texas

(936) 858-3218

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Overview

The 94-acre Caddo Mounds site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is located in Cherokee County, west of Nacogdoches. Built more than 1,200 years ago by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai, the site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great Mound Builder culture, which spanned the eastern North American woodlands for more than 2,500 years.

First opened to the public in 1982, the site consists of two temple mounds, a burial mound and a large portion of the adjacent village area. Today, a walking trail guides visitors around the earthen mounds. A visitors center with exhibits and displays is also on site for visitors to learn about the everyday life of the early Caddo people. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

Map of Caddoan Mounds (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 31.593908, -95.150936

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Activities

  • Hiking

    A walking trail guides visitors around the earthen mounds.

  • Historic Sites

    More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center 26 miles west of present-day Nacogdoches. The site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great Mound Builder culture. Today, three earthen mounds still rise from the lush Pineywoods landscape at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, where visitors discover the everyday life and the history of this ancient civilization. A visitor center with exhibits and displays is also on site for visitors to learn about the everyday life of the early Caddo people.

Directions

Driving

The park is 6 miles southwest of Alto on State Highway 21.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(936) 858-3218

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