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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 »

Contact Public Affairs

For more information, please contact Park Ranger Kristy Wallisch

  • by email
  • by phone 504-589-3882 ext. 225
  • by fax 504-589-4155
  • by mail 419 Decatur St., New Orleans LA 70130

If Kristy is not available, please contact Chief of Interpretation and Education Nigel Fields

  • by email
  • by phone 504-589-3882 ext. 224
  • by fax 504-589-4155
  • by mail 419 Decatur St., New Orleans LA 70130

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!")