Angel Mounds State Historic Site

for educators

Ancient Indiana Metropolis

A thousand years ago, Evansville was home to a thriving community of Native Americans known as the Mississippians. Since the late 1930s, archaeologists such as Glenn Black have uncovered artifacts that helped shed light on the lives of those in that community. Students can try their hand at archaeological activities and see Black’s real tools and desk. They can also wind their way through interactive exhibits in the interpretive center and explore 600 acres where the earthen mounds built by the Mississippians still stand today.

Beginning January 2023 the site will be closed for renovations. Please call or email the site to check tour and program availability.


Prehistoric Native American culture (Mississippian ca. 1000-1400 A.D.)



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8215 Pollack Avenue, Evansville, IN, USA

School Group Tours

K-Grade 12

Fee: Admission is FREE for pre-registered, accredited schools or homeschool groups of 10 or more K-12 students. Free admission includes teachers and bus drivers, plus one additional adult chaperone per every five students. Additional chaperones pay the group admission rate of $6/person. Members of the Indiana Association of Homeschool Educators receive free daily admission with proof of membership.

Contact site for non-Indiana student rate.

Pre-registration required at least two weeks in advance.

This school group tour includes a self-guided tour of the museum and mounds with a provided walking tour guide brochure.

students walking at angel mounds state historic site


Grades 2-5
at Angel Mounds State Historic Site

Students will take a walk in Mississippian footsteps through the ancient village site.

Price: $2/student

Indiana Academic Standards: Social Studies: 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.4, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.4, 3.1.7, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.1.1, 5.1.3, WH.1.1, WH.1.2

Explore Programs

Whether it’s at the site, outreach or virtual, we offer hands-on, exploratory and interactive programs on a variety of topics that provide your students a fun way to learn about Indiana’s people, places and things. All programs fulfill select Indiana Academic Standards.

Email [email protected] to schedule a date for these programs.


Length: 45-60 minutes
Max. number of students: 25
Cost: $4/student
Travel fees: 30-60 miles=$20; 60-90 miles=$40; 90+ miles=$60


Length: 45-60 minutes
Cost: $75/class; additional classes $100 for the same program

Students at Angel Mounds State Historic Site


K–Grade 5
At site, outreach or virtual
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (CST)

Put yourself in the shoes of a Mississippian as you learn about their daily life through artifacts discovered by historians and archaeologists. Find out how we know so much about a culture that has no written language.

Indiana Academic Standards: Social Studies: K.1.1, K.1.3, K.3.6, 1.1.1, 1.1.6, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.4, 3.1.6, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.1.1, 5.1.3; Ethnic Studies: ES.1.1, ES.1.2, ES.1.3


Grades 2–5
At site or outreach
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (CST)

Make a functional tool to take home using the prehistoric skill of flint knapping in this experimental archaeology activity.

Indiana Academic Standards: Social Studies: 3.1.4, 3.1.7, 3.3.5, 3.5.3, 3.5.5,  4.1.9, 4.5.4, 5.3.11, 6.1.20, 6.3.13, 6.5.5,  6.5.9, 8.1.31, 8.3.9, 8.5.3, 8.5.6, 8.5.7, 8.5.8; Language Arts: 3.3.4, 3.7.3, 6.1.1, 8.3.7, 9.3.12, 10.3.12; Science: 3.1.6, 3.4.1, 4.1.7, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.6, 4.4.7, 4.4.8, 5.4.4, 6.1.5,  6.3.16,  7.1.5,  7.1.6,  8.1.8; Biology: B.1.38, Art: 2.1.1

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