Caddo Mounds State Historic Site is a prehistoric village and ceremonial center located on the original El Camino Real de los Tejas. Visitors can walk the 0.7 mile self-guided interpretive trail that includes the grass house, mounds, and borrow pit. An additional 0.4 mile interpretive self-guided trail along El Camino Real de los Tejas allows visitors to learn about the historic road and see a piece of the original road. A visitor center and museum off hands-on exhibits that highlight Caddo village life.
Self-guided tours of Caddo Mounds typically take 1.5 hours, and guided tours are 1.5 - 2+ hours depending on selected activities . The site has two golf carts available on request for those who do not wish to walk the trails. Visitor parking is available on site.
Groups & Tours
Reservations are requested for guided interpretive tours, including school tours or large family groups. Please call or email the site one week in advance of your visit.
A gift shop is located inside the visitors center. Items available for purchase include books, t-shirts, historic craft kits and toys, novelties, and site memorabilia.
Caddo Mounds is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair is available on site for public use.
Restrooms are available on site. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnic items to enjoy in the picnic area.
While you're in the area, visit these nearby sites:
- Mission Tejas State Park, 6 miles west of Caddo Mounds, in Weches
- Davey Crockett National Forest, 20 miles west on Hwy 7
- Texas State Railroad, 25 miles north on Hwy 84 in Rusk
- Heritage Center of Cherokee County
- Ratcliff Lake Recreational Area
- Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden
- Stone Fort Musuem
- Texas Forestry Museum
For additional travel and history information, see the following resources:
- Texas Time Travel
- Texas Heritage Travel Guide
- Texas Forest Trail Region
- The Handbook of Texas Online
- City of Alto
- Nacogdoches Convention and Visitor Bureau
- Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce
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