Upcoming Poverty Point Programs

Learn more about the ancient culture of Poverty Point World Heritage Site at these on-site workshops, events and programs.

Earth Oven Demonstration

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 11:00am

A prehistoric cooking demonstration featuring the earth oven method of cooking used by ancient Americans who once lived at the site. The program offers a unique look at prehistoric cooking using earth oven balls to cook food in a dug pit with materials that would have been available to the local inhabitants over 3,000 years ago.

Primitive Fire Starting

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 11:00am

Visitors are invited to watch and learn how the Native Americans of Poverty Point may have created fire more than 3,500 years ago. Without electricity, the ability to start fires from scratch would have been an essential part of everyday life at Poverty Point. Learn primitive fire starting techniques using a bow drill.

Ranger-Guided Hike

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:30am

A ranger-guided hike around the 402-acre prehistoric site. The 2.6 mile hike will include all of the prehistoric mounds and ridges located on the site as well as the plaza and any other interesting things that might be seen along the way. Participants are encouraged to wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 318.926.5492 locally.