Tours & Programs

Basic Tour

Choose whether to have an in depth tour of our newly renovated museum and a brief park tour OR a brief museum tour and a comprehensive park tour. View our new state-of-the-art exhibits as a guide takes you through the museum and see Moundville’s most spectacular artifacts on display. On the comprehensive park tour, learn why Moundville is one of the most important prehistoric sites in North America! See why the site is called the Southeast’s former “Big Apple” and learn scientists’ latest findings. Group rate ($6.00 each) plus $60.00 (up to 40 people, then $1.00 for each additional person).

Ancient Tools & Weapons

Tour the park and museum focusing on the materials and technologies that Native Americans used to make tools and weapons and visit with a flintknapper as he makes a stone point. A number of different tools and weapon reproductions are displayed and are hands-on for students or visitors. In addition to seeing an arrow point being made, program participants get to practice throwing spears and rabbit sticks. Students get to take home their own small arrow point. Group rate plus $100.00 (up to 40, then $2.00 for each additional person).

Mississippian Art & Ornaments

Tour our brand new museum exhibits and learn why archaeologists know how Mississippian Indians looked and dressed. You’ll see what the Moundville Indians looked like and find out what researchers think different symbols mean. Then kids can get their faces painted like a Mississippian Indian and make themselves a shell necklace. Group rate plus $100.00 (up to 40, then $2.00 for each additional person).

Mother Earth & the Three Sisters

Tour our nature trails and visit our museum and Indian garden (April through October) while learning about native plants and foods. An expert then shows your class how different plants can be used for tools, weapons, medicine and food. Visitors will make a fiber friendship bracelet, grind corn, taste Indian tea and sample an authentic Indian trail mix. Group rate plus $100.00 (up to 40, then $2.00 for each additional person).

Past Time Pasttimes – Southeastern Indian Games

Find out how the game of lacrosse evolved and why Southeastern Indians called stickball “the little brother of war.” Participants learn two versions of this game and also play Indian football. Finally, kids make and take their own pieces, playing a bean toss game. Group rate plus $75.00 (up to 40, then $2.00 for each additional child).

Outreach – Let Us Bring Alabama Indian Culture to You!

Dream Catchers & Talking Feathers

Make two authentic Indian crafts. Hear the story of the dream catcher and learn how to weave sinew, beads and feathers into an attractive hanging. Your class finds out why Cherokee councils invented the talking feather and why the four directions were so important to Native Americans while they fashion their own talking feather. $100.00 instructor fee, plus $2.00 per supply charge per person. Up to 20 per class. Can be scheduled for up to 3 classes per day. Rate includes mileage for up to a 50-mile radius.

Mother Earth & the Three Sisters

Program participants learns how plants were used for tools, weapons, food and medicine. See objects made from a variety of plants and make a friendship bracelet from plant fibers. Also get a chance to grind corn, try “Black Drink” (a Southeastern Indian tea) and sample authentic Indian trail mix. $100.00 instructor fee plus $2.00 per person supply charge. Up to 25 people per presentation. Can be scheduled for up to 3 classes per day. Rate includes mileage for up to a 50-mile radius.

Native American Civil Rights and Wrongs

This presentation focuses on the devasting impact that Europeans and, later, Americans had on Southeastern Indians and other groups of Native Americans. Discussions include how European invasion, widespread diseases, the Trail of Tears and federal laws and policies have affected Native American culture and lifeways. $75.00 instructor fee per  presentation. Rate includes mileage for up to a 50-mile radius.

Ten Thousand Years in an Hour

Learn about the archaeology, prehistory and history of Alabama Indians. Your group will get to see and touch artifacts and reproductions representing cultures as old as 10,000 B.C. Your group will also learn the basic principals of archaeology and what distinguishes different prehistoric Indian cultures from one another. Speaker can come dressed in historic Southeastern Indian clothing. $75.00 instructor fee for up to 60 students per presentation. Rate includes mileage for up to a 50-mile radius.

For more info call 205-371-8732 or email almorrow2@ua.edu.