Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Girls in native Caddo dress. Caddo pottery. 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


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 7

Foraging with Merriwether

This fall is a great time for Foraging with Merriwether!

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites you to a foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. Mark writes the Foraging Texas Blog,

December 2

Caddo Culture Day

Join us on December 2nd to celebrate and learn about Caddo culture and history in the ancestral homeland of the Caddo people.
Enjoy artisans, vendors, and other activities. Food vendor TBA (but, we are hoping the Alabama-Coushatta...

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