Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Closures
All park sites except Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery closed Tuesday, November 11, for Veterans Day. All park sites closed on Thanksgiving, November 27. Follow the link for more on park hours and days. 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?
Lubber grasshoppers are sometimes known as devil's horses in south Louisiana. They lay their eggs in the fall and prefer loose dirt, so they often lay their eggs in cemeteries. These enormous flightless grasshoppers hatch in spring and spend the summer munching their way through vegetation.