From western forts to Victorian mansions and pivotal battlegrounds, the Texas Historical Commission's 20 state historic sites exemplify a breadth of Texas history. Come explore the real stories at the real places.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Discover Caddo Mounds

Located west of Nacogdoches, Caddo Mounds State Historic Site preserves the stories of the Early Caddo who built a village and ceremonial center here more than 1,200 years ago. Come explore this fascinating prehistoric culture by walking among the three ancient earthen mounds and taking an up-close look at the pottery, tools and other artifacts recovered on site, now on display in the visitors center.

Visitors walk around one of the earthen mounds

Visitors take a closer look at artifacts on display

Caddo Mounds is located outside Alto, Texas, 26 miles west of Nacogdoches. The site is part of the lush Pineywoods landscape of the Texas Forest Trail Region.

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