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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Places

 
Image of man dressed as Andrew Jackson in 1815 looks at a battlefield through a telescope

Places are not just things you can see with a telescope, but sites you can discover through history, documents, and maps.

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?

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.