Columbus Day Closures
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 »
Places are not just sites where we can see a view, go to a museum, talk to a ranger, and enjoy a program. They're also memories, history, and sometimes a glimpse of the future.
To find out about the six sites of Jean Lafitte and what they offer today, click here.
To find out about the history of places in or related to the park and to find links to research about park sites, follow the links below:
Did You Know?
Although there are over 250 species of North American crawfish, Louisiana’s annual 100-million-pound, $50 million harvest consists mainly of two species. There are a lot of ways to eat crawfish: crawfish etouffee, crawfish pie, crawfish stew, boiled crawfish, crawfish beignets, crawfish bread.....