Winter Solstice Walks

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Winter Solstice Walks
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 
11:00am - 7:00pm
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, Spiro

Archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson will lead guided tours starting at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Each walk will take about two hours and require a mile of easy walking. Mr. Peterson will tell about this unique prehistoric Native American mound site, the types of mounds, why they were created and why some of the mounds are lined up for the sunsets of the Solstices and Equinoxes. He will tell the history of the excavations, Native American ceremonies and stories, and tales of the unusual happenings associated with the mounds. For those wishing to see the sunset, the 2 p.m. walk will end just about sunset, which is when the alignment will take place. Come out to experience one of the most unique historical sites in the United States as seen through the eyes of an archaeologist.

In addition to the regular admission fees, there is a small fee for this service of tours of $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. No reservations are required unless you are bringing a big group. Be certain to dress for the weather.

The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is the only prehistoric Native American site open to the public in Oklahoma and is administered by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The Center is regularly open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. The Center does close for state holidays. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $1 for children. The Center is located 3 miles east of Spiro, Oklahoma on highway 9/271 and 4 miles north on Lock and Dam Road. If you need more information or wish to schedule a group or school tour during the Solstice walks or some other time, please call 918-962-2062.

Contact Info: Dennis Peterson
18154 1st Street
Spiro, OK 74959-9625
Phone: 918-962-2062
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