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Town Creek Indian Mound
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of a Kind!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Beautiful scenery, amazing history, great presentation & helpful, friendly staff. The kids loved the arrowheads & going into the huts. Very informative video and knowledgeable staff. Even if you have only a passing interest in Native American history, this is the place to see!

Visited January 2014
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Five of us planned a day trip to Town Creek Indian Mound on 8/10/13 because it was a special events day. My son used clay to mold a bowl with designs on it like the indians used. He also got to mud the wall on a hut on the site. There was an artisan there who was selling arrowheads and other items he had made. Although there was not as much there as I had imagined, I still liked an learned much about the indians who had lived there. I would go on a special events day though as there is more happening. Check out the website.

Visited August 2013
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Randleman, North Carolina
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67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Field Trip Day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great for children but for an adult I found it boring. Not really much to see there. They do a good job of reacting the indian ways.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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304 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“History of Mound Builders Society”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Reconstrucion of a Southeastern Appalachian Mississippan Village. Very informative. A typical village surrounded by a pavillion. Three rebuilt structures in the village area. The museum out front shows a 20 min. movie before the tour. Artifacts can be seen inside the museum. They have a small gift shop and restroom facilities. Snack machines located outside the building or candy for sale inside. Donations but not fixed entrance fee. Also be noted there is a little uphill path to one of the buildings(people with bad knees take note) and you have to bend your head low to enter the buildings. My husband smacked his head a wee bit--he is 6 ft. 1 in.

Visited October 2012
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Windermere, Florida
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“While a reconstruction, still a good history lesson”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

The Town Creek Indian Mound is located down the road from the center of Mount Gilead. The site was originally owned by a local farmer who turned over a small parcel to the State for archeological study. Eventually more was sold in order to determine the significance of the mound in the middle of the open field. The buildings on the site are reconstructions built like what they may have looked like in the past.

The archeologists uncovered burial sites and foundations of buildings and took care on documenting their findings. They reburied most of the remains as respect to the past. There is a museum which you can view a short 26 minute film and take a look at some of the artifacts found during the excavation. The site is free, but you must register first. They do take donations.

What is strange is the fact that they are not upfront that the find was a Native American burial site, which they do eventually. You would think that they would put more emphasis on this part of the State's history. I would recommend watching the video, since that is where you will get to learn the history. Don't know if they give tours or not.

You enter the site through the visitor center along a path. You enter the compound through a small entrance in the wall. You see the mound from a distance and have a chance to enter the structures inside the compound. There is a small display in the mortuary building which is the first one on the right as you enter.

The site is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 0900-1700 and Sunday from 1300-1700. They are closed Mondays and holidays. I would recommend visiting the site if in the vicinity. Don't know if I would go out of my way just to see it. You do get to learn about a piece of history outside the normal history lessons.

Visited October 2012
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