Caddo Mounds State Historic Site is a prehistoric village and ceremonial center located on the original El Camino Real de los Tejas, a road based on ancient footpaths much older than the Spanish name implies. Visitors can walk the 0.7-mile self-guided interpretive trail that includes a traditional grass house, mounds, and borrow pit. Visitors can experience an additional 0.4 mile of self-guided interpretation along the site’s portion of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic trail. Here visitors can learn about and see a piece of the original road. There is an additional 1.5 miles of newly opened scenic walking trails that include a pond, bird blind, prairie restoration areas, and a walk-to picnic area.  

Self-guided tours of Caddo Mounds typically take 1.5 hours, and guided tours are 1.5 - 2+ hours depending on selected activities. The site has golf carts available on request and are free of charge for those who do not wish to walk the trails. Visitor parking is available on site. 

Groups & Tours 

Reservations are requested for guided interpretive tours, including school tours or large family groups. Please call or email the site one week in advance of your visit. 

Request a tour


The Caddo Mounds museum is fully accessible. A wheelchair is available on site for public use. The Mound Trail and a Portion of El Camino Real Trail #1 are granite covered.  All other trails are non-accessible, with some steep grades, steps, and dirt and grass. 


Restrooms are available on site.  Visitors are encouraged to bring picnic items to enjoy in the picnic area.  

Nearby Attractions 

While you're in the area, visit these nearby sites: 

For additional travel and history information, see the following resources: