Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Caddo Mounds visitors center. Girls in native Caddo dress. Kids play in a mock archeology dig. Caddo pottery.

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

October 22

3rd Annual El Camino Real de los Tejas Festival

Travel back in time on the historic el Camino Real de los Tejas! Enjoy food, fun, pioneer skills, presentations, crafts, music, native plant hikes, archeology month activities, and more.

Admission is free, but donations to our Friends...

November 19

Botany in a Day: Plant Family ID 101

"Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based...

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