Saturday in the Park

Saturday in the Park is a series of programs designed to educate the visiting public at Moundville Archaeological Park about the life ways of the Mississippian Indians who once inhabited the Moundville site. Saturday in the Park is held during the spring and fall and the majority of these programs are free with paid park admission. Most programs run from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Check at museum or admission building for details, or call 205-371-2234. 


Medicinal Plants - June 20 2015 – 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Join Darryl Patton of Gadsden, Alabama as he discusses how common plants many Americans generally classify as “weeds” have medicinal properties and other uses. Author of “Mountain Medicine” and survival expert, Darryl will host plant walks intermittently throughout his program. Darryl mentored under Tommy Bass, formerly one of the best known folk medicine practitioners in Alabama. Kids can make a cordage bracelet. 

This season’s Saturday in the Park was made possible by a private donation from one of our supporters. All programs listed above, including hands-on make and take activities, are included as part of the park’s admission fee. For more information contact the park’s education office at 205-371-8732. Persons interested in making donations to Saturday in the Park or other University of Alabama Museum programs can contact Kelli Harris at