Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Caddo Mounds visitors center. Girls in native Caddo dress. Caddo pottery. Caddo Grass House. Storytelling at Caddo Mounds. El Camino Real Fall Festival. El Camino Real De Los Tejas National Historic Trail.

1649 State Hwy. 21 West
Alto, TX 75925
GPS: N31° 35' 46.9" W95° 8' 55"


Driving map of Caddo Mounds.

More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village 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, where visitors discover the everyday life and the history of this ancient civilization.

Upcoming Events

August 25

Teacher's Happy Hour

How can museums and historic sites help you in the classroom? Let us show you!

Earn CPE credit while you mingle, snack, and learn about great class room resrouces  - everything from lesson plans and field trips to CPE Opportunities and...

September 9

Atl atl Program with Neal Stilley

ALTO, Texas –– Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in a day program learning about the ancient hunting and throwing device known as the atlatl. The program will be offered at 1:00 P.M. Activities will include...

October 7

Foraging with Merriwether

It is that time again!
Foraging with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. Mark writes...

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