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Moundville Archaeological Park

Moundville Archaeological Park: Moundville, AlabamaMoundville Archaeological Park was once the site of a powerful prehistoric Native American
community that was the largest city north of Mexico in the 14th century. The site includes 28
earthen pyramids and the park’s museum displays many of the beautiful treasures that have been
unearthed at the site.

Visit the website for a detailed archaeological sketch of the Moundville site, the Edward T. Douglass Nature Trail, view an Indian village and browse through the Museum.  The Moundville site occupied from around A.D. 1000 until A.D. 1450, is a large settlement of Mississippian culture on the Black Warrior River in central Alabama. At the time of Moundville's heaviest residential population, the community took the form of a three hundred-acre village built on a bluff overlooking the river.  The Edward T. Douglass Nature Trial trail winds through one-half mile of scenic Alabama woodlands. Experience the natural history of this part of Moundville Archaeological Park along this meandering boardwalk.  Here you will find traces of a thousand years of human activity at Moundville.  The Indian Village at Moundville Archaeological Park provides an opportunity to look into the past lifeways of the prehistoric Mississippian peoples.

Highway 69, Moundville, AL
Preserve for 28 prehistoric Mississippian mounds, Archaeological Museum, Campgrounds.           
Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Admission: Adults $5; Students $3; Children under 3 Free
Telephone: (205) 371-2234