Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Closures
All park sites except Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery closed Tuesday, November 11, for Veterans Day. All park sites closed on Thanksgiving, November 27. Follow the link for more on park hours and days. More »
National parks are for everyone so the National Park Service is committed to making every park accessible. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve not only offers accessible facilities, but also special programs to let more people enjoy more of the treasures of south Louisiana.
Service animals are welcome at all sites. Accessibility by site:
Acadian Cultural Center, Lafayette
Barataria Preserve, Marrero
French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
Special programs for people with hearing or sight impairments are offered by the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice. Programs are by reservation only; if needed, interpreters must be provided by the visiting group. Call 337-457-8499 for reservations and more information.
Did You Know?
Alligators have two eyelids! The second inner eyelid is clear and used like goggles while the alligator is under water. These amazing reptiles have been around since before the dinosaurs, and they are designed for life in the water.