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Visit the Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site

Brookport, Illinois


Added by Lucas Bremer

Take in the views of the capitol of a former Native American "Chiefdom".

Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site is a nationally significant Native-American archaeological treasure. From about 800 AD to 1500 AD it was the ‘capital' of a chiefdom that stretched from Brookport to Hamletsburg along the Ohio River. Large flat-topped mounds were erected on which the houses and temples of civil and religious elite stood. 

Today, the mounds still exist, but access to the mounds themselves is prohibited, but a constructed overlook platform and interpretive panels tell the story of the significant contribution and historical value of this Native American Site.

Kincaid Mounds was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. 

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