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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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    All park sites closed Monday, October 13, for Columbus Day. Follow the link for information about park hours and days and about access to the Barataria Preserve and Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery on holidays. More »

Jobs

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It takes a lot of different skills to run a park, from accounting to carpentry to leading tours to law enforcement.

For jobs at Jean Lafitte and throughout the federal government, click here to search and apply for jobs.

Current job opening - Jean Lafitte is looking for three temporary full-time maintenance workers. Click here for information and how to apply. Application deadline is Friday, July 11.

Did You Know?

St. Louis Cathedral and a statue of Andrew Jackson on his horse in New Orleans' Jackson Square

Tourism has been big business in New Orleans for decades. Before the Civil War, the top must-see site on everyone's New Orleans list was its port, one of the world's busiest at the time. (Early 1800s guides for travelers actually used the term "must-see!")