child and parent enjoying an exhibitAbout the Museum

Opened and dedicated on May 16, 1939, at what was then known as “Mound State Monument,” built with labor from the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1999, The University of Alabama Museums began a comprehensive effort to rebuild and redefine the museum, resulting in a $5 million renovation completed in 2010.

Today, the museum combines the latest technology with more than 200 stunning artifacts to describe one of the most significant Native American archaeological sites in the United States.

Gift Shop

museum gift shopRemember to shop for unique holiday gifts at the Moundville museum store, Knotted Bird Gifts. Knotted Bird Gifts offers a large variety of jewelry, clothing, authentic handmade Native American arts and crafts, children’s toys, and other high-quality educational products. We will wrap that special gift for you with a smile!


Visit the museum and sit down with an iced coffee or espresso from our Black Warrior Coffee Company. Contemplate the beauty of the mounds with a cup of Black Warrior Roast.

For more information contact us at (205) 371-2572.