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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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?

Young opossum riding their mother's back.

The opossum is North America's only native marsupial! The female will carry young in her pouch for 2-3 months and then on her back another 1-2 months. A female will usually have 7-8 babies, and each one latches onto one of 13 teats in her pouch.