Moon Over the Mounds
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Join experienced guides on a night-time, torch-lit walking tour of the Crystal River Archaeological State Park, a National Landmark.
This hour-long program explores the history of this ancient ceremonial site and its importance to the Native inhabitants of the Crystal River area. This six-mound complex is one of the longest occupied pre-Columbian sites in Florida.
View the shimmering waters of the Crystal River by moonlight from the top of a Temple Mound build around 600 AD, still the highest point in Crystal River today. You will learn about the Ancient River Dwellers who lived here and leave with a new sense of wonder surrounding this magical place and an increased appreciation for Florida and Native American History.
A $10.00 donation per adult is requested, so that we may continue to provide this and other educational programs. There is no charge for children under 12. Dress appropriately -- it may be cool. Also, insect repellent and a flashlight are highly recommended.
Due to COVID precautions, we are limiting the number of attendees to this event and staggering tour start times to keep groups smaller. Tours start times are at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30pm. To ensure these precautions, we are requesting advanced registration. Use the following link to register and choose your tour start time:
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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,...