Angel Mounds State Historic Site, Evansville

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About 500 to 700 years ago, the area we now call Angel Mounds State Historic Site was a thriving Mississippian Indian town. Built between A.D. 1050 and 1400, the town was occupied by 1,000 plus inhabitants until its abandonment around 1450. Throughout that time, it was the largest settlement in Indiana; it served as the center of trade, government and religion for smaller satellite communities within a 70-mile radius.

In 1938 the 603 acres that comprise Angel Mounds State Historic Site were purchased by the Indiana Historical Society with financial assistance from Eli Lilly. Nine years later the Indiana Historical Society transferred ownership to the State of Indiana. It is now managed and interpreted by the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, while the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University is responsible for excavations and research on the site.
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  • New to the area, heard about Angel Mounds. Visited on a Thursday, cool October temps. Plenty of parking. Lovely setting. Admission is reasonable in my opinion. Enjoyed the information provided...  more »
  • The museum is well worth the modest entrance fee. It sets the stage for the outside part, otherwise the outside part is hard to understand. If you don't go to the museum, the outside area is free and....  more »
  • Visiting the museum was helpful to gain some context about the history of the grounds outside and the meaning of the tall mounds, as well as to obtain a brochure on the layout of the mounds, the...  more »
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  • Totally awesome visit! Keep in mind that this is a large area and is a historical site. You will have to use your imagination and picture this site will thousands of people and buildings that aren't standing anymore. If you are interested in history, archeology, and the history of the REAL early American's then you will love this place. I found it fascinating!
  • Very interesting! The walk was very hot this time of year but very neat. They closed the gift shop five minutes before five so I couldn't shop. But, it was very interesting historical site.
  • This was a nice place to get out and stretch your legs. Well maintained paths for kids to play and get out some energy. I just really wish there had been more information on who the Mississippians were. And it would have been much more helpful to have markers at every mound so you knew where you were out there or a better detailed map at the front desk.
  • Beautiful place. Ran on the side of the hikking trail. Its uneven badly in some spots. If you jog watch your foot placement. Quiet and relaxing.
  • Great place to Visit. Love day of the Dead celebration. Trails could be a little better kept, River trail not overly bike friendly.
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