Basic Information

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Discover our events across all six sites that make up Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is made up of six sites, each with their operating hours.

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Safety Tips

Have fun while keeping safety in mind!

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Plan your Visit

Each is unique in its focus, and they all reflect a place where traditions can be generations old but the ground under your feet can change

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Education & Field Trips

Planning a field trip? Need some curriculum materials? You can find it at Jean Lafitte!

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Activities for Kids!

Find fun activities for kids and youth here

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Citizen Scientist Training & Projects

Join the park's science team for special events and training at the Barataria Preserve and the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center.

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Getting Around

Find the best ways to get around our park here!

Map of the park

Take a look at our map to get oriented with our park.

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Rules About Pets

Want to know if your best friend can come with you to the park? Well it may depend on where in the park you are. Learn more here.

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National parks are for everyone so the National Park Service is committed to making every park accessible.

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Fees and Passes

Entrance to all our park sites and most programs are free.

Last updated: August 24, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


504 589-3882

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