Crystal River Archaeological State Park

A National Historic Landmark, this 61-acre Native American ceremonial site was active and abandoned before Europeans ever arrived in the Western Hemisphere. It consists of burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, a plaza area and a substantial midden. The six-mound complex is one of the longest continuously occupied sites in Florida. For 1,600 years the site served as an imposing ceremonial center for Native Americans. Temple Mound A remains the highest geographical point in Crystal River. The park sits on the shores of Crystal River and an expansive coastal marsh.Open 365 days/year; 8 am to sunset.Museum: Open Thurs - Mon; 9am-5pm

October 25, 2020

Exploring a varied combination of frame drum and rhythm instruction, wisdom teachings, ceremonial arts, healing sound and more, the focus will be on women in rhythm, with insights inspired by the...

April 23, 2021

Join experienced guides on an after-hours, fascinating, torch-lit walking tour of the ancient Native American burial mounds at Crystal River's own National Landmark, the Archaeological State Park.

swimming with the manatees

One of the Only Places in the World Where Vacationers can Swim Alongside the Threatened Florida Manatee

  • 3400 N Museum Pt
  • Crystal River, Florida 34429
  • (352) 795-3817
Mapped location of Crystal River Archaeological State Park