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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1649 State Hwy. 21 West
Alto, TX 75925
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Tuesday to Sunday
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m 

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Adult $5
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $3
Child (6-17) $2
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $8, each additional child $1

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Guided Tours
School Field Trips


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.


Plan a Field Trip

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

Caddo statue

Caddo Mounds History

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

Events at Caddo Mounds

Woman standing in a rivercane break

Caddo Traditions and Rivercane Webinar

Jackie Bullard discusses her place-based, cultural, and ecological research concerning the importance of rivercane to the Caddo people and their traditions.

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AtlAtl Spear Repair Day

Please join long-time Friend of the Caddo Mounds member Neal Stilley in May to refurbish the AtlAtl spears.

Man making a clay pot

Traditional Caddo Pottery with Chase Kahwinhut Earles (Class Three)

Class Three: Making the Pot - July 5, 6 & 7
Are you interested in the traditional methods of ancient pottery making? This workshop, traditional Caddo Pottery with Chase Kahwinhut Earles, is a rare opportunity to experience the traditions of Caddo pottery from digging the clay to firing the pot. - Workshop Full -

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.