Some Park Sites Closed May 17-18
Staff from throughout the park will be at the Barataria Preserve for BioBlitz May 17-18 (you're invited too!). See how this will effect operations at other sites and learn more about BioBlitz by following the link. More »
Living History Participants
If you are a living history reenactor interested in participating in the 198th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans in January 2013, the Living History Participant Handbook (pdf file, 59 KB) contains useful information and a participant application. Follow the links for samples of information from the 2012 event: an event map and the program schedule for Friday. See you in January!
Learn about the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and about planning for the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans in 2015. You can share your ideas via the planning page.
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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.