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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?

Two big red, black, and yellow lubber grasshoppers sit on a leaf

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.