1649 State Hwy. 21 West
Alto, TX 75925
GPS: N31° 35' 46.9" W95° 8' 55"
More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village 26 miles west of present-day Nacogdoches. The site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great Mound Builder culture. Today, three earthen mounds still rise from the lush Pineywoods landscape, where visitors discover the everyday life and the history of this ancient civilization.
From the Blog
By Caddo Mounds Site Manager Anthony Souther and Educator/Interpreter Rachel Galan
“The Caddo Mounds State Historic Site has always held a certain degree of mystery and magic, but for me the site is also nostalgic. Just driving by the site on Highway 21 reminds me of the days from my childhood when my family would visit the Mounds. There’s just one thing missing. The iconic grass house...
By Rachel Galan, Caddo Mounds Educator/Interpreter
"Think of a really great conversation that you've had. One that left you feeling fulfilled like a really great meal." That was one of the first things asked of participants during our first Caddo Mounds Teachers Workshop. When asked about the attributes of these great conversations, our group of educators responded:relevance...
By Rachel Galan, Caddo Mounds educator/interpreter
This past spring brought the return of Caddo Culture Day to Caddo Mounds State Historic Site following a two-year hiatus due to museum renovation and remodeling. This year, I had the privilege of shifting from a long-time visitor to site staff and part of the team who facilitated the program.
Caddo Culture Day is...