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.

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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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Geocaching at Caddo Mounds - Trackables

Need a little adventure in your life? Mark your calendars for April 20th at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site!

First up, at 10:00 am our expert Geocacher Storm Bruner takes you on an adventure to remember - and track - with Geocaching Trackables. These small devices are designed to be shared with other Geocaches and tracked along the way. Want to know more? Come join us for the adventure.

The cost is just the price of admission. If you need more information, call the museum at 936.858.3218 Tuesday - Sunday from 8:30 - 4:30.

Let the adventures begin!

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Star Party with Doug Parsons

It's a star party with Douglas (Doug) Parsons, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tyler Junior College. Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus will be visible in the night sky.
Doug will set up telescopes, but you are also invited to bring your own.
You might want, water, binoculars, a lawn chair or blanket, and bug spray.

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Caddo Traditions and Rivercane

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

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.