The six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve offer learning opportunities from a to z, including architecture, botany, culture, geography, history, music, and zoology. On-site and on-line programs encourage analytical thinking, creativity, information gathering, and just plain fun.
Group programs by reservation are also available for home school groups, scout groups, and others.
Click on the "Plan a Field Trip" link in the column to the left to find out what's offered at each park site.
Click on the "Curriculum Materials" link in the column to the left to get materials you can use in your classroom or in conjunction with a field trip.
Click on the "Traveling Trunks" link in the column to the left to find out about traveling trunks you can borrow from the park.
To see what other schools and groups are doing, check out the community creations page.
Special offerings currently include
Visit the virtual museums of the National Park Service to discover American history, nature, and more.
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.