Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site


Location:In the community of Wickliffe, about 30 miles west of Paducah on highways 51-60-62 west, near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
Facilities:Museum, welcome center, gift shop, hiking trail, and picnic area.
Special Features:Wickliffe Mounds is the archaeological site of a prehistoric Native American village of the Mississippian mound builders. The village was occupied from about AD 1100 to 1350. The settlement here was complex, with permanent houses and earthen mounds situated around a central plaza. Visitors to the site can see the excavated features of the mounds; displays of Mississippian pottery, stone tools, bone and shell implements; the architecture of the mounds and houses; and the burial practices of the Mississippians.
Address:94 Green St
Wickliffe, KY 42087

Phone:270-335-3681
Web: www.parks.ky.gov/statehistoricsites/wm
Size: 26 acres.

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