Boys on a school field trip view an exhibit about Mardi Gras

Bring your students or youth group to Jean Lafitte to discover Louisiana history, culture, and nature.

News update: Field trip registration is now open for the Battle of New Orleans anniversary in January 2016!

The six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve offer learning opportunities from a to z, including architecture, botany, culture, geography, history, music, and zoology. On-site and on-line programs encourage analytical thinking, creativity, information gathering, and just plain fun.

Group programs by reservation are also available for home school groups, scout groups, and others.

Follow the links below for information on

  • the park's six sites
  • field trips
  • curriculum materials you can use in your classroom or in conjunction with a field trip
  • traveling trunks that you can borrow from the park
  • the Every Kid in a Park pass. Every fourth-grader in the United States is eligible for a free pass for him/herself and three accompanying adults that provides free admission to federal public lands throughout the country. Educators like teachers, scout leaders, etc., can also download vouchers for their fourth-grade kids.

Special offerings currently include

Visit the virtual museums of the National Park Service to discover American history, nature, and more.


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