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Here are some links to parks with archaeology, anthropology and related resources outside of the National Park Service system. For a more comprehensive list of parks in the United States please visit the Archaeology Parks in the U.S. website. For a list of world heritage sites please visit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Center. Also, you may want to check with your state archeologist or State Historic Preservation Officer for information on state or regional parks.


Moundville Archeological Park
Occupied from around A.D. 1000 until A.D. 1450, Moundville was North America's largest Mississippian city.

Old Mobile Archaeology
Founded in 1702, Mobile served as the capital of the French colony of Louisiane.


Castle Hill Archaeology Project
Site of an early 19th century Russian trading center.

Totem Bight State Historical Park
State Park focusing on Tlingit and Haida Indian culture and art.


Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeology Park
Site of a 700-year-old Salado Culture pueblo.

Homolovi Ruins State Park
Site of Arizona's first Archaeological State Park.


Parkin Archeological State Park
Native American village from A.D. 1300 to 1550, believed to be the village of Casqui visited by the Hernando de Soto expedition in the summer of 1541.

Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
Mound complex built by the Plum Bayou culture from A.D. 700 to 1050.


Chinese Historical and Cultural Project
Explore Chinese culture and archaeological excavations in San Jose.


The Anasazi Heritage Center
An archaeological museum operated by the Bureau of Land Management, The Anasazi Heritage Centers showcases archaeological projects from the four-corners region.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Explore the history of Pueblo Indians by visiting or volunteering on archaeological excavations at Crow Canyon.


Mission San Luis de Apalachee
Western capital of the mission system in La Florida from 1656 to 1704, inhabited by Apalachee Indians and Spanish colonialists.


Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
Antebellum rice plantation in the Georgia Low Country.


Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
"The most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico", inhabited from A.D. 700 to 1400.

Dickson Mounds
Mound site that encompasses 12,000 years of human experience in the Illinois River Valley.


Mounds State Park
Adena-Hopewell mound complex constructed about 160 B.C.


Toolesboro Indian Mounds and Museum
Hopewell mound complex dating from 200 B.C. to 300 A.D.


Pawnee Indian Village State Historic Site
Site of an excavated Pawnee earthlodge.


Wickliffe Mounds research Center Archaeological Site
Site of a moderate sized Mississippian village, with a number of earthen mounds.


Poverty Point State Historic Park
Extensive earthworks site constructed from 1700 and 700 B.C.


Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
History and archeology museum exploring the culture and environment of the Chesapeake Bay region.

Northampton Slave Quarters Archaeological Park
Small outdoor museum with reconstructed foundations of tobacco plantation slave quarters.

Saint Mary's City
First capital of Maryland, dating to the 17th century.


Plimoth Plantation
Living history at a 17th century New England plantation.

The Robbins Museum of Archaeology
Dedicated to the Native cultures of New England.


Colonial Michilimackinac
Explore one of America's longest ongoing archaeological digs at Colonial Michilimackinac. This former French and British colonial fort is now a living history site located in Michigan. http://www.mackinacparks.com


Lower Sioux Agency
Museum interprets historic cultural conflict between the Dakota and U.S. settlers.


Winterville Mounds
Mound complex from circa A.D. 1000 to 1450.


Graham Cave State Park
Sandstone cave inhabited by humans more than 10,000 years ago

New Hampshire

Strawbery Banke Museum
Living history museum interprets life from the late 1600s to the 1950s.

North Carolina

Somerset Place Plantation State Park
Park interprets life on a large 19th-century plantation.

South Carolina

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
Lowcountry rice plantation, site interpretation focuses on the social prominence of rice production in the antebellum south.


Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Area
State Park centered on a 2000-year old American Indian ceremonial site.


Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park
Archeological and natural history preserve located at the famous Lubbock prehistoric site.


Alexandria Archaeology
Citywide project focuses on exploring the lives of Alexandria's diverse historic population.

Colonial Williamsburg
Explore archeology at Colonial Williamsburg, including the reconstructed slave quarter's at Carter's Grove.

Site of the famous 17th century English colony. Recent archeological excavations have focused on locating the site of the original fort.

Thomas Jefferson's historic home. Archeological projects include a general survey of the property as well as a detailed investigation of Monticello's slave quarters known as Mulberry Row.

Mount Vernon
George Washington's home for over 45 years. Mount Vernon is now the center for several archeological projects, including those related to slavery and agricultural systems.

Stratford Hall
Home of Virginia's famous Lee family, including "Light Horse Harry" Lee and Robert E. Lee. Archeological excavations are currently focused on the plantation's landscape.

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