Facilities at Town Creek

Town Creek Indian Mound

Town Creek Indian Mound, Montgomery County

Directions

The site is located in Montgomery County, five and one-half miles from Mt. Gilead on Town Creek Mound Road. Signs point the way south from N.C. 731 and north from N.C. 73. The site is about one and one-half hours from Greensboro and Charlotte and two hours from Raleigh and Durham.

Facilities:

Historic Structures
The reconstructed ceremonial center includes the mound and major temple, the minor temple, and burial house or mortuary.

Exhibits

Visitor Center
The visitor center contains interpretive exhibits and audiovisual programs that bring alive a rich cultural heritage from the buried past.
Trails, Monuments, Outdoor Exhibits
A nature trail along the river includes ferns, plants, and many types of trees. The burial house contains an exhibit depicting a burial scene with an accompanying audio program.
Handicapped Accessibility
The visitor center is accessible to all visitors. There is a short walk to the ceremonial center. The minor temple and burial hut are accessible.
Picnic Facilities
Fourteen tables are available on the grounds.
Gift Shop
A sales desk is located in the visitor center. Items include educational books, jewelry, T-shirts, and postcards.

Programs, Group Activities

Special events throughout the year focus on Native American lifestyles. Hands-on activities are available in the spring and for scheduled groups.

Guided Tours

Self-guided tours of the rebuilt structures and mound are available during normal operating hours. Guided tours are given with hands-on activities for scheduled groups.

Fees

No admission fees. Donations are accepted.


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