About Four Mounds Foundation
The Four Mounds Foundation was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1987 as a means for managing and stewarding a generous gift of property willed to the City of Dubuque from the estate of Elizabeth Adams Burden upon her passing in 1982. The Burdens had a vision for the 54 acres of scenic river view property, that it might be preserved for the public good and be utilized for educational purposes. For more information, please contact us!
Our mission is to preserve, educate and serve. To that end we:
- Preserve the natural, architectural and historical resources of the Four Mounds estate
- Educate with hands-on opportunities for youth and community
- Serve through leadership, stewardship, and innovative partnerships
Four Mounds is a Dubuque Landmark Site, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a Silos and Smokestacks Heritage Area affiliate site.