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June 1, 2020

Contact: Dennis Peterson
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-962-2062

Spiro Mounds to Reopen June 3, 2020

SPIRO, Okla. — Due to the continued difficulties of COVID-19 and the need to protect visitors and staff, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center has been closed to the public since mid-March. The site will reopen to the public, with restrictions, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Hours of operation will be Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. To promote social distancing, no more than 10 people will be allowed in the center at any time, although more are permitted on the trails while keeping six-foot distancing. Staff members at the site will wear masks, and request that visitors wear masks as well. People who have compromised immune systems or are elderly are encouraged to wait to visit until the risk abates. 

All OHS-sponsored events at all OHS sites and affiliates are canceled or postponed through July 31. In compliance with this policy, the Summer Solstice Walks have been canceled for this year. 

If you would like more information about Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, please contact Dennis Peterson at 918-962-2062 or spiro@okhistory.org. The center is located three miles east of Spiro on Highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road.

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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