Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Star Gazing

February 21, 2018 - Update: The Star Gazing event on 24 February 2018 has been rescheduled to 17 March 2018.

February 1, 2018 - Join us for an evening of night sky stories and exploration. Douglas (Doug) Parsons, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tyler Junior College, will lead the night sky program at Caddo Mounds SHS. Doug will set up telescopes, but you are also invited to bring your own. Experience a fire in the grass house at night (a special treat) and join Educator/Interpreter Rachel Galan to enjoy Caddo star stories around the fire. The program is free, however regular site admission rates do apply. Meet at the Pavilion at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site and it's recommended you bring drinking water, binoculars, a lawn chair or blanket, and dress for the weather.

This event will take place Saturday, February 24th from 6:30pm – 9pm.

Caddo Mounds SHS is located at 1649 State Hwy 21 west, Alto, Texas. The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas. Call 936-858-3218 for directions or additional information.

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is the remains of a large village and religious center built by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai more than 1,200 years ago on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. Located along the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas, the site presents the culture and customs of the Caddo people through intriguing exhibits, displays and preserved burial and ceremonial mounds. For more information visit