Kentucky Tourism

Wickliffe Mounds Wickliffe, KY


Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
94 Green St.
Wickliffe, KY 42087
Park Manager: Carla Hildebrand
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Wickliffe Mound 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 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 the site and information about 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 archaeology day camp for kids in June & July, and an annual Archaeology Weekend held in September.

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.

Hours of Operation

Park Hours – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum, Welcome Center and Gift Shop Hours – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April to May:  Open Wednesday through Sunday,closed Monday & Tuesday

Memorial Day to Labor Day:  Open Daily, Monday through Sunday

September to November 15:  Open Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday & Tuesday

Park CLOSED November 16 to March 31


• 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 Mississippi River’s Great River Road National Scenic Byway.