AVOYELLES PARISH

BIG BEND, LOUISIANA

Louisiana Travel | Places to Visit: Big Bend, Louisiana

A Step Back in Time

Adam Ponthieu Grocery Store and Big Bend Post Office Museum

Relics of everyday life of Avoyelles Parish can be seen in the Adam Ponthieu Grocery Store and Big Bend Post Office Museum.  The white A-frame grocery store was rebuilt in 1927 and is filled with items from the 1900-1950s such as an old 1937 gas-powered Maytag washing machine, corn sheller and grinder, old drip coffee pots, and an old Coca-Cola sodapop box.  The Big Bend Post Office was established here in 1847 and closed in 1994.  The Adam Ponthieu Grocery Store and Big Bend Post Office Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sarto Old Iron Bridge

Also on the National Register of Historic Places, the Sarto Old Iron Bridge sits directly across from Ponthieu’s on Bayou des Glaises.  The bridge is a swing truss bridge that was completed in 1916 and is the first bridge in Louisiana to be listed on the Register.

Adam Ponthieu Grocery Store
Big Bend Post Office Museum
Sarto Old Iron Bridge
8554  Louisiana 451
Moreauville, Louisiana
318-997-2465