Museum at Winterville Mounds to Close for Future Renovation
The Visitor Center and Museum at Winterville Mounds will remain closed for future renovation and interpretation of its exhibits. The historic grounds will remain open to the public and will continue to be monitored by MDAH personnel. A new on-site brochure is in development to provide visitors with information and direction around the site.
MDAH will develop a new comprehensive interpretation plan for Winterville Mounds with support from the Native American Tribes. Future developments for the site will feature upgraded museum exhibits, public programming, an orientation film for visitors, and outdoor signage and trails.
With the help of the Greenville Garden Club and Winterville Mounds Association, recent improvements to the site have included historic preservation of the grounds, landscaping work on the mounds, refurbished pavilion areas with new picnic tables and grills for families, a new pedestrian overpass, and new outdoor signage. Mound A remains barricaded as MDAH continues to work with the Tribes, local engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair sloughing due to heavy rains.
Winterville Mounds is a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450. Its most prominent feature is the 55-foot-tall Temple Mound, the tallest mound between Natchez and Cahokia, Ill.
A National Historic Landmark, Winterville Mounds is administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Located at 2415 1 North, Greenville, the 42-acre park is open daily from dawn to dusk. Free of charge. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.