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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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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?

Young alligator crawls through vegetation.

Alligators have two eyelids! The second inner eyelid is clear and used like goggles while the alligator is under water. These amazing reptiles have been around since before the dinosaurs, and they are designed for life in the water.