Town Creek Indian Mound

Native American Culture – National Historic Landmark

Town Creek Indian Mound is an unusual phenomenon in the history of North American archaeology. Most archaeological sites are investigated for a few years and then… archaeologists move on to new locations. Where long-range research has been conducted, it has often been under several directors and different plans of research. Town Creek, situated on Little River (a tributary of the Great Pee Dee in central North Carolina), has been the focus of a consistent program of archaeological research under one director for more than half a century.

This research has contributed to scientific understanding of the original inhabitants of our continent and has provided educational opportunities for many graduate and undergraduate students in anthropology. Moreover, these contributions to science and higher education were made as the site contributed directly to public education.

Town Creek is one of the most popular State Historic Sites in North Carolina.

Leland G. Ferguson
Chair, Department of Anthropology
University of South Carolina

— from his foreword to archaeologist Joffre Lanning Coe's study, Town Creek Indian Mound: A Native American Legacy (UNC Press, 1995)

Town Creek Indian Mound

News/Upcoming Events

  • November 5:
    Home School Day

    Monday, 9:30 am to 3 pm
    This special event is an excellent way for your small group to enjoy a field trip to Town Creek Indian Mound with a flexible schedule. Guided tours, informative presentations, and hands-on crafts will be available from 9:30am-3:00pm, with a mid-day break from 11:10-12:00. The final schedule will be emailed after registration closes and you can use it to choose the presentations and activities that most interest you. The crafts are limited to a single visit, but you may enjoy the other stations as many times as you like! The ticket cost is $5 plus Eventbrite fee. Group registration is encouraged to reduce the transaction fee, call 910-439-6802 for details.
    Registration for this event will close at noon on Monday, October 29th. Pre-registration is required, purchase tickets through eventbrite.com at:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-school-day-at-town-creek-november-5th-tickets-49184917412


  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .


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Town Creek Indian Mound Information

Contact Us

Town Creek Indian Mound
509 Town Creek Mound Rd.
Mt. Gilead, NC 27306
Phone: (910) 439-6802
Fax: (910) 439-6441
Email: towncreek@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Admission

No admission fees. Donations are accepted


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