Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site

Location

813 Indian Mounds Rd.
Cartersville GA 30120

Rates

  • Seniors (62+): $5
  • Adults: $6
  • Youth (ages 6-17): $4
  • Child (under 6): $2
  • Group rates available with advance notice.: $please call 770-387-3747
  • Youth Groups (ages 6-17): $3.50

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 5:00pm

Social

Mound C at Etowah Indian Mounds
Etowah Indian Mounds Effigies
Etowah Indian Mounds Excavation Photo
Etowah Indian Mounds Museum
Etowah Indian Mounds Museum Fish Basket
Etowah Indian Mounds Museum
Etowah Indian Mounds Picnic Area
Etowah Indian Mounds Swings
Etowah Indian Mounds Swings by River
Etowah Indian Mounds Trail Footbridge
Etowah Indian Mounds Artwork
Etowah Indian Mounds Bridge
Mound B at Etowah Indian Mounds

Home to several thousand Native Americans between 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site contains six earthen mounds, a plaza, village area, borrow pits and a defensive ditch. This is the most intact Mississippian culture site in the southeastern United States. While only 9 percent of this site has been excavated, examination at Mound C and surrounding artifacts revealed much about the people who lived here more than 500 years ago.

The Etowah Indian Mounds symbolize a society rich in ritual. Towering over the community, the 63-foot, flat-topped earthen knoll was used as a platform for the home of the priest-chief. In another mound, nobility were buried in elaborate costumes accompanied by items they would need in their after-lives.

Today, visitors may tour the museum where exhibits interpret daily life in the once self-sufficient community. Many artifacts show how the natives of this political and religious center decorated themselves with shell beads, tattoos, paint and more.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Gift Shop
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly