More than 1,200 years ago, a group of ancestral Caddo built a village and ceremonial center here. Today, three earthen mounds, still considered sacred to Caddo people, rise from the lush Piney Woods landscape. Learn how the Caddo lived on the land through exhibits and programs.

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Location

1649 State Hwy. 21 West
Alto, TX 75925
936-858-3218
Contact us
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Hours

Tuesday–Sunday: 8:30a.m.–4:30 p.m 

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Tickets

Ages 5 & Under Free 
Adults $4 
Youth $3 
School Groups $1 

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Programs

Guided Tours  
School Field Trips (link to reservation form) 

Reenactors

Plan Your Visit

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site is a prehistoric village and ceremonial center located on the original El Camino Real de los Tejas.

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Plan a Field Trip

Guided field trips are scheduled for groups of 15 or more; not counting underaged siblings or chaperones.

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Caddo Mounds History

The Caddo selected this site for a permanent settlement about A.D. 800.

Events at Caddo Mounds

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Caddo Mounds Geocaching: Geo Tours

Join Storm Bruner for a Geo Tour. The Geo Caches at Caddo Mounds are places to learn more about the history of the site and the people who call it home. Storm will show you how to use your Geocache app as well as a GPS device provided by the site for this event. Then head out on a historical discovery adventure.

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Grass Cutting Day

It's time to visit our partners at the East Texas Materials Center to cut grass for grass house repairs.
We will meet at the East Texas Plant Materials Center at 1:00.
Dress for the weather, gloves, long pants/ long sleeves, and closed-toed shoes highly recommended.
Call 936.858.3218 and let us know you plan to help out or for more information

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Caddo Mounds Growing Together in Snake Woman's Garden: Planning and Planting

Growing Together in the Snake Woman's Garden
A Garden Family Day Camp Series Program
Join us in Caddo Mound's Snake Woman's Garden - Keekah Nattee Toot'sah Nah'too - and take a deep look at the importance of planning a garden before planting.

Caddo Mounds in the Blog

Historic Road Trip: Nacogdoches and San Augustine

Known as the “Oldest Town in Texas,” Nacogdoches takes immense pride in its history. In fact, the entire downtown is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Nacogdoches honors its heritage through a statue of the city’s founder, Gil Y’Barbo, and numerous historical museums, each conserving a different part of the town’s 241-year legacy. In reality, its settlement is much older—Caddo Indians arrived in this area 10,000 years prior to the city’s establishment.