Wickliffe Mounds has a museum, welcome center, gift shop, trails and picnic areas. Come see us!
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A Native American village once occupied the site of Wickliffe Mounds, about A.D. 1100 to 1350. Here, people of the Mississippian culture built earthen mounds and permanent houses around a central plaza overlooking the Mississippi River. Today, this Native American Indian archaeological site features mounds surrounded by abundant wildlife, museum exhibits, a walking trail, welcome center, a gift shop and picnic areas.
Open to the public since 1932, the museum exhibits excavated features with displays of Mississippian pottery, stone tools, artifacts and artwork showcasing their way of life and the archaeological history of Native American tribes in Kentucky. Visitors have a spectacular view of the bluff area on top of the Ceremonial Mound, the largest mound on the site. Special exhibits, hands-on displays, events, demonstrations and educational programs occur at various times throughout the year. For example, one fun popular summer event is an archeology day camp for kids.
Scientific archaeological research through Murray State University has revealed important information about the Mississippian people here at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site. This registered archaeological site (15BA4) is on the National Register of Historic Places, and a Kentucky Archaeological Landmark.
Please note: Pets are prohibited on the archaeological site, which encompasses the fenced in area around the mounds, buildings and trails; service dogs allowed. Please call park office for questions regarding the pet policy.
OPEN 9:00 - 5:00
April - May: Wednesday through Sunday
Memorial Day to Labor Day: Open Daily
September - October: Wednesday through Sunday
CLOSED November to March: By appointment only.
• Adults: $5
• Seniors (62+): $4
• Kids (age 5-15): $4
• Active Duty Military: $4
• School and Scout Rates: $2 to $5 based on program, call for appointment.
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is an Interpretive Center on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway and is part of the Kentucky Great River Road, where you'll find exciting events and happenings in the four KY counties bordering the Mississippi River.