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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

Be A Jean Lafitte Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger logo with ranger hat

Junior Ranger logo

Discover the treasure of Jean Lafitte and become a National Park Service Junior Ranger!

Earn a Junior Ranger badge and a certificate at any of the park's six sites. Admission to all sites is free.

Explore the park through scavenger hunts, activities, puzzles, and more. Invent your own national park. Plot a course for Jean Lafitte. Depending on which park site you visit, you can play along with Cajun musicians, travel through history, hunt for spider webs, pack your gear for an 1815 battle, or learn about the foods that made Louisiana cooking famous.

Ask at the visitor center information desk for a Junior Ranger booklet and join the Jean Lafitte ranger team!

Did You Know?

Men dressed as 1815 soldiers march across Chalmette Battlefield.

Two volunteer battalions of free men of color fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. These men were the first black American troops to receive pay, equipment, pensions, and bounty land grants equal to that of their white counterparts.