Louisiana’s Old Town Steeped in History




Nestled in the small (but aptly named) town of Pioneer, Louisiana is home to one of the greatest feats of engineering in the world: Poverty Point. Not only is this historic site a US National Monument, but its historical significance has earned it the high honor of being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Easter Island, Stonehenge, and Pompeii. It’s one of the most incredible pieces of the country’s history, and we’re lucky to have it in the Louisiana Garden.

Visit Poverty Point website for more information, and be sure to give them a follow up on Facebook, too, so you can stay up to date on all future special events and potential finds. While you’re in the area, nearby Poverty Point State Park is a great place to spend a few days while you explore the wonders of Poverty Point and the surrounding area.

Address: Poverty Point World Heritage Site, 6859 LA-577, Pioneer, LA 71266, USA

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