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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

Field Trips at the French Quarter Visitor Center

The park's French Quarter Visitor Center in New Orleans houses a museum highlighting the nature, culture, and history of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region. Call 504-589-2636 ext. 1 for more information and reservations.

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.