Some Park Sites Closed May 17-18
Staff from throughout the park will be at the Barataria Preserve for BioBlitz May 17-18 (you're invited too!). See how this will effect operations at other sites and learn more about BioBlitz by following the link. 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?
The opossum is North America's only native marsupial! The female will carry young in her pouch for 2-3 months and then on her back another 1-2 months. A female will usually have 7-8 babies, and each one latches onto one of 13 teats in her pouch.