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Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park

Public Notice: The office/museum building at Pinson Mounds will temporarily be closed for utility work starting Monday, March 12 through the end of the day on Tuesday March 13. We apologize for the inconvenience.



Hours of Operation
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Museum and Office (Monday-Saturday)
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Sundays
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Sundays (Nov. 1 – Mar. 15)
Museum and Office are closed on all State and Federal Holidays November through April.

The park museum is designed to replicate a prehistoric Native American mound. The museum includes an archaeological library, an 80-seat theater, a gift shop, park offices and the West Tennessee Regional Archaeology Office. Recently remodeled, the museum focuses on Tennessee’s prehistory. Exhibits include prehistoric Native American tools, trade, ceremony, archaeological fieldwork, and the history of the Pinson site.

Hiking and Biking

The park’s archaeological features and wildlife can be viewed along six miles of interconnecting trail. The paved trail sections are bicycle/wheelchair accessible. Gravel/forest floor hiking trails, which do not permit bicycles, are of easy to moderate level. Flora and fauna of three intersecting ecosystems, a cypress swamp, mixed beech-oak slopes, and oak-hickory uplands, are viewable along these trails.

Nature Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Earthworks Trail — 0.7 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Hudson Branch Trail — 1.3 Miles — Natural Surface — ADA
Mounds Great Outer Loop Trail — 2.0 Miles — Paved Surface — ADA
Mounds Inner Loop Trail — 1.3 Miles — Paved Surface — Moderate