Poverty Point State Historic Site


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Poverty Point State Historic Site


Location:East of Monroe on LA 577 in West Carroll Parish.
Facilities:Museum, observation tower, outdoor exhibits, visitor center, restrooms, picnic area, trails.
Activities:Guided tours, archeological workshop, interpretive programs, tram tours (seasonal).
Special Features:Poverty Point preserves one of North America's most significant archeological sites, dating between 1650 and 700 BC. A highly civilized group, the Poverty Point inhabitants built a complex array earthen mounds and ridges overlooking the Mississippi River floodplain. The central construction consists of six rows of concentric ridges, which at one time were five feet high. The five aisles and six sections of ridges form a partial octagon, with the diameter of the outermost ridges measuring three-quarters of a mile. In 1962, Poverty Point was designated a National Historic Landmark.
Address:6859 Hwy 577
Pioneer, LA 71266

Phone:318-926-5492
Phone: 888-926-5492;
Web: www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ipvertypt.aspx
Size: 400 acres.

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