Sacred Space

The mounds preserved here are considered sacred by many Americans, especially the Monument's 20 culturally associated American Indian tribes. A visit offers opportunities to contemplate the meanings of the mounds and the people who built them. The 200 plus American Indian mounds are located in one of the most picturesque sections of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

Conical shaped burial mounds

Learn About Moundbuilders

The construction of animal shaped (effigy) mounds was a regional cultural phenomenon.

Great Blue Heron standing in pond

Nature at the Monument

The monument is home to a wide diversity of flora and fauna and helped shape the lifestyles and the belief systems of the moundbuilders.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

151 Hwy 76
Harpers Ferry , IA 52146

Phone:

(563) 873-3491 x123
Visitor Center front desk.

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