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 »
Be A Jean Lafitte Junior Ranger
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?
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.