Lake Mills, Wisconsin: Princess Burial Mound

Behind the Aztalan Museum, which is comprised of seven historic buildings, is the rare burial site of a princess bedecked in shell beads and atop a layer of white sand (the skeleton was displayed in a Milwaukee museum for years). Historical marker.

Aztalan Museum

Address:
N6284 County Road Q, Lake Mills, WI
Directions:
Aztalan Museum. Take I-94 to Lake Mills Then Hwy 89 South to Hwy B then go East on Hwy B. Three miles East of downtown Lake Mills on Hwy B, Corner of Hwy B and Hwy Q . The mound is behind the Baptist church.
Hours:
May 15 - Sep 15 Th - Su noon - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
920-648-4632
Admission:
Adults $2.
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Princess Burial Mound

One mile east of Lake Mills is Aztalan. The Aztalan Museum has behind it the "Princess Mound." She was buried on top of white sand, and there were about 1,900 beads in her grave. Some of these beads are from salt water. There is a stone on top of the grave.

[Steven Steigerwald, 04/16/2006]

The skeleton of the princess, discovered in 1919, was exhumed and displayed in the Milwaukee Public Museum for years. When the original remains fell apart, they substituted a male skeleton. Whatever is left today is in storage and no longer on display.

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