- Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site was home to several thousand Native Americans between 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D. This 54-acre site contains six earthen platform mounds, a plaza, village area, borrow pits and defensive ditch. This is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeastern United States. One of the mounds, a 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 afterlives.
Visitors may tour the museum where exhibits interpret daily life of the 500 year old community. Well-preserved stone effigies and objects made of wood, sea shells, and stone are displayed.
Recreation - Exploring the Etowah Indian mounds and the museum are the main activities at this historic site. There are not any other outdoor activities offered at Etowah State Historic Site.
Climate - Georgia generally experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers. The area can offer a relatively warm escape for snow-free outdoor recreation during the winter months. Be prepared for occasional cold weather during the winter, especially at the higher elevations in northern Georgia.
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site is located in the Piedmont Region just northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. The site is found 5 miles southwest of I-75 off of exit #124.