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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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  • 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 »

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?

Vanishing Louisiana Coast.

Louisiana’s coastline is slowly disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico. Land in coastal Louisiana is sinking about one inch every 2 ½ years.