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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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    All park sites closed Monday, October 13, for Columbus 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 »

Plan A Field Trip

Boys in school uniforms look at a display in the Acadian Cultural Center

Bring your school or group field trip to a Jean Lafitte site to discover Louisiana history, nature, and culture

Field trips and group reservations are welcome at all six sites of the park. Ranger programs cover a variety of topics and many fulfill Louisiana state curriculum requirements or scout badge requirements (check out which sites have special scout programs on the For Teachers page by clicking here). Admission to all sites and most programs is free.

Choose a site below or check out the big picture with a map of all the sites.

 

Did You Know?

St. Louis Cathedral and a statue of Andrew Jackson on his horse in New Orleans' Jackson Square

Tourism has been big business in New Orleans for decades. Before the Civil War, the top must-see site on everyone's New Orleans list was its port, one of the world's busiest at the time. (Early 1800s guides for travelers actually used the term "must-see!")