Winterville Mounds

These mounds, originally numbering as many as 23, were built by a prehistoric Native American people who lived here from around 1000 to 1450 AD. Archaeological evidence shows that, except for highest ranking officials, most of the people lived away from the mounds. The mounds were used for sacred ceremonies and are protected today by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. A museum tells the story of the site and displays artifacts.

Location: On Mississippi Highway 1, six miles north of the intersection of Highways 82 and 1 in Greenville. Grounds open daily from dawn to dusk. Museum open from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday—Saturday and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission. Call: 662-334-4684.

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