POVERTY POINT
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Dated between 1700 and 1100 B.C.,
this site is unique among
 
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
First, spend time in the museum
getting an overview of this historic
site.
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Don’t miss this short overview
video before you head out on your
journey!
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Thousands of artifacts have been
discovered on site and are
displayed in the museum.
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Grab a map and head out on the
~3 mile hike of this historic park. Or
choose to take the tram or drive
 
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Shortly along the path, you will
begin to encounter massive,
earthwork mounds.
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
You will also encounter several of
these large circle areas. How the
natives used them is largely
 
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
These mounds were built by hand
carrying millions of backpack
loads of dirt. Rough date estimate
 
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
You will
not
regret
hiking
this flight of
stairs.
The view is
magic!
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Your journey will wind you through
mysterious forests that will take
your breath away!
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
You will begin to question whether
you are in Louisiana or the middle
of a rain forest!
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Look for these guys along the way
to guide your path.
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Poverty Point World Heritage Site
How amazing to have a World
Heritage Site right in our own
backyard! Full of incredible history
 
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