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 8

Foraging with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. Mark writes the Foraging Texas Blog, and is a practiced forager and teacher. Mark's book, Idiot's Guide: Foraging was published April...

October 15

Volunteer Work Day

Help us look our best for our the El Camino Real De Los Tejas Festival on Oct. 22!

Lunch for workday volunteers will be provided by the Friends of Caddo Mounds, Inc. There are all levels of indoor and outdoor tasks that need to be...

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...

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