Poverty Point National Monument and World Heritage Site

6859 SR 577
Epps, LA 71237- Map It
(318) 926-5492

AAA Editor Notes

Poverty Point National Monument and World Heritage Site is 4.25 mi. e. on SR 134, then 1 mi. n. on SR 577. The 400-acre site preserves one of the earliest and largest prehistoric settlements discovered in North America. The complex of earthen mounds dates 1700-700 B.C. The central structure is a semicircular array of concentric ridges three-quarters of a mile in diameter. An outlying bird-shaped mound is 70 feet high. The site has a museum with interpretive displays and a 2.6-mile hiking trail, and guided tram tours are offered. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$4; free (ages 0-12 and 62+).
Hours: Daily 9-5. Guided tram tours are given Wed.-Sun. at 10, 11:30, 1 and 3. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.