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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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    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 »

Field Trips at Chalmette Battlefield

At Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery in Chalmette, students can learn the story of the War of 1812 and find out why the Battle of New Orleans made the United States a true power on the world stage. Call 504-281-0510 for more information and reservations.



 

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.