Town Creek Indian Mound

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Friday Oct 14, 2011 Under Claire, Cobey, Homeschool, Kid's Corner, North Carolina, Travel

We had a great field trip to Town Creek Indian Mount in Mount Gilead. We started on in the visitor center with a movie that gives a good overview of the site. The kids then had a few minutes exploring the exhibits. There is a traveling one that is interactive and quite good. We then went to the classroom where they learned about clothing and tools of the native people. By the way, I love outdoor classrooms. The kids got to see and learn about lots of different artifacts.

We then took a tour of site. The site has three reconstructed building- a ceremonial building, a burial hut, and a family house. We learned more about how the tribe would have lived in each building. It was a great tour and very informative. We had a picnic lunch and then headed back to the classroom. The kids were then shown how to make pinch pots and go to make their how pinch pot. If you go I highly recommend adding on the programs to make the drive worth it. The entire program was $6 for the kids and $3 for adults.

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