Mount Royal Indian Mound
ARTS & CULTURENATURE
The Mount Royal Archaeological Site includes a Native American burial mound, earthworks, village area, and evidence of a British plantation, as well as the remains of a Spanish mission occupied by the Timucua Indians. Of those, only a one-acre area is preserved in a parcel owned and managed by the Florida Department of Historical Resources.
Mount Royal has attracted the attention of explorers, scientists, and visitors for hundreds of years. A interpretive display at the site tells the story of Mount Royal based on the observations and studies conducted by some of these notable people, including naturalist William Bartram, antiquarian Clarence B. Moore, and archaeologist B. Calvin Jones.
Please remember as you visit Mount Royal that the mound is the final resting place for many of the Timucua and that the site it considered a sacred space.