POVERTY POINT NATIONAL MONUMENT

POVERTY POINT NATIONAL MONUMENT

POVERTY POINT NATIONAL MONUMENT

📅09 November 2022, 02:33

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Poverty Point National Monument is located in Pioneer, Louisiana. The park preserves prehistoric earthen mounds and ridges built by Indians beginning around 1650 BC and continuing for several hundred years. The site was abandoned in 1100 BC. Nobody knows why. In 2014, Poverty Point was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visitors to Poverty Point can first learn about the history of the archaeological site at the park’s Visitor Center. Inside is a small museum with hundreds of artifacts such as spear points, pottery, beads, and other carved, decorative items. The archaeological site itself is accessible by vehicle along a paved tour road or on foot along an easy and level hiking trail. The trail is 2.8 miles long, and those who opt to walk will see more points of interest than those who tour the park in their vehicle. Poverty Point National Monument also offers daily guided tram tours.

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VISITOR CENTER

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WALKING TOUR

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