Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Alto, Texas
"The 397-acre Caddo Mounds site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is located in Cherokee County, west of Nacogdoches in Alto, Texas. Built more than 1,200 years ago by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai, the site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great Mound Builder culture, which spanned the eastern North American woodlands for more than 2,500 years. First opened to the public in 1982, the site consists of two temple mounds, a burial mound and a large portion of the adjacent village area. Today, a walking trail guides visitors around the earthen mounds. A visitor’s center with exhibits and displays is also on site for visitors to learn about the everyday life of the early Caddo people. The renovated Visitor Center is 2,500 square feet and tells the story of the Caddo Indians from 1,200 years ago to today."

Texas Hstorical Commision Shepley Bulfinch

Wilson Dolman, Ph.D.