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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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    All park sites except Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery closed Tuesday, November 11, for Veterans Day. All park sites closed on Thanksgiving, November 27. Follow the link for more on park hours and days. 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?

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.