Angel Mounds State Historic Site

8215 Pollack Avenue, Evansville, IN 47715 - United States




Located on the banks of the Ohio River in southwest Indiana, Angel Mounds State Historic Site is one of the best-preserved, pre-contact Native American sites in North America. Built between A.D. 1000 and 1450, the town was occupied by more than 1,000 people part of the Mississippian culture. The society built 11 earthen mounds as platforms to elevate important buildings. The original town covered an area of 103 acres and served as an important religious, political and trade center for people living within a 75-mile radius, but the site was abandoned before European explorers came to North America.

Today, Angel Mounds State Historic Site is part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system and comprised of more than 600 acres, which includes an interpretive center, recreations of Mississippian buildings and a working reconstruction of the 1939 WPA archaeology laboratory. The 500-acre non-archaeological portion of the site contains a nature preserve with hiking and biking trails.


Learn more about the people who once called Angel Mounds home. Explore the life and work of Indiana archaeologist Glenn Black within the site's Visitor Center before experiencing the mounds, hiking trails and more.

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