Chucalissa Indian Village, Memphis, Tennessee
1987 Indian Village Drive, Memphis, Tennessee 38109| Map |
Dating back to the 15th century, the Chucalissa Indian Village is an eye-opening opportunity for kids to learn about the cultural history of Memphis. This archeological site is owned by the University of Memphis and is accompanied by a museum. This museum shows off the artifacts found at the site and strives to grow a better understanding of the long forgotten Native American culture that once lived here. Still visible today, is a mound built by these ancient peoples, showing off their earthwork construction. Exhibits focus on southern pre-history, contemporary Southeastern Native Americans and the African American cultural heritage of the Chucalissa site's landscape. Chucalissa Indian Village provides perspective for families, teaching them about Memphis' beginnings before they venture off into the modern cityscape.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Kids will probably be most amused by the mound and ancient clothing and housewares because these objects will be very foreign to them. Focus on these aspects of the museum. Try teaching children about Native American culture before the visit as the information can be dense for youngsters.
Address: 1987 Indian Village Drive, Memphis, Tennessee 38109| Map
Hours: Tue-Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sun 1 pm - 5 pm More Info
Price: Adults(12-59) :$5; Children(4-11): $3; Children(0-3): Free; Seniors(60+): $3 More Info