Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
No fee Required
Welcome to Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site
This ancient Native American site was the first in Florida to be designated a State Archaeological Site.
Karl and Madira Bickel donated the mound and surrounding property to the state in 1948. The flat-topped ceremonial mound-composed of sand, shell and village debris measures 100 by 170 feet at the base and is 20 feet in height. Archaeological excavations have disclosed at least three periods of Native American cultures, the earliest dating back 2,000 years.
Picnic tables are available for use. Plans for the future include a nature trail and a kiosk with historical information. No additional amenities are available at this time.
Located off U.S. 19 in Palmetto. The entrance road is approximately one mile south of I-275. The site is located on Bayshore Drive, approximately 1.5 miles after turning off U.S. 19.
Plan Your Visit
Exploring Madira Bickel Mound
Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site Photo Gallery
History of the Mounds
Birding Beach Walk
Thu, Oct 24, 2019 11:00 am - 11:59 am EDTTake a guided hike along our Black Island Trail. Learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in this maritime hammock. Do some bird watching and maybe learn a little local history.
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