A glimpse of pre-Columbian life in the Piedmont. The visitor center has interpretive exhibits, as well as audiovisual programs that bring alive a rich cultural heritage from the buried past. Self-guided tours of the rebuilt structures and mound are available.
About the 11th century A.D., a new cultural tradition emerged in the Pee Dee River Valley that gave rise to complex societies. They built earthen mounds for their spiritual and political leaders, engaged in widespread trade, supported craft specialists, and celebrated a new kind of religion.
Excavations began at Town Creek in 1937 and continued for 50 years. The reconstructed ceremonial center includes the mound and major temple, the minor temple, and burial house or mortuary.