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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Contact Us

By Mail

419 Decatur Street

New Orleans, LA 70130-1035



By Phone

Headquarters

504-589-3882

Visitor Information (site hours and phone numbers)

504-589-2133



By Fax

504-589-3851


By email (click on the link)

Did You Know?

A Water Moccasin swims through the bayou.

The cottonmouth or water moccasin can warn you of its dangerous bite in many ways. It releases a musky odor and opens its mouth wide to show you its white mouth and fangs. Show respect for snakes and all wildlife and always keep a safe distance away.