The name Towosahgy is an Osage word that means “old town,” although it is not known if the Osage were the inhabitants of the site. The site was abandoned during the late 14th century for unknown reasons.
This 64-acre site holds the remains of a fortified American Indian ceremonial village and trade center. It is believed to have been inhabited from approximately A.D. 400 to A.D. 1350. The site includes several burial mounds and a kiosk that outlines a brief background. This is a self-guided tour. The site is managed by Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site.
Ceramic vessels from Towosahgy are displayed at the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Towosahgy: I-55; Route 80 east; Route 77 south; County Road 502, 1 mile.