The Advocates for Poverty Point is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Poverty Point State Historic Site. Please use this website to learn more about Poverty Point and consider becoming a member to help support our mission.
Poverty Point State Historic Site is a 402 acre publicly owned archaeological park located in northeastern Louisiana. It contains a complex of six mounds, six concentric earthen ridges and a 43-acre central plaza, built and occupied during the period 1700-1100 BC. It was constructed by a population of hunter-fisher-gatherers and, when active, was the largest city in North America.
The site is open to the public 362 days per year (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day), from 9 am to 5 pm. The entrance fee is $4 per person; seniors (62 and over) and children aged 12 and under get in free. There is an on-site museum with artifact displays and an introductory video, and ranger-guided tram tours are available daily from April through October.