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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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  • Labor Day Closures

    All park sites closed Monday, September 1, for Labor Day. Follow the link for information about park hours and days and about access to the Barataria Preserve and Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery on holidays. More »

Closures & Construction

Operating hours and days for all park sites can be found here.

Barataria Preserve

  • Some waterways are currently impassable due to heavy growth of aquatic vegetation. Before you canoe or kayak the preserve, call the visitor center at 504-689-3690 ext. 10 to find out about waterway conditions.

 

Did You Know?

Cajun band performs at the Liberty Theater.

The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center takes to the airwaves every Saturday night, sponsoring Rendez-vous des Cajuns at the Liberty Theater right next door to the center in Eunice. The live show of Cajun and zydeco music is locally known as "the Cajun Grand Old Opry" and broadcasts at www.krvs.org