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 »
What did the park accomplish in 2011? What can staff and visitors look forward to in 2012? Find out in the 2011 State of the Park Report. Please note that this is a 1449kb pdf and is best printed out landscape on 11" x 17" paper.
Join Jean Lafitte's crew! Stay in touch with the park to find out what's new with the crew via social media.
The park's mission to preserve and share cultural traditions, historical sites, and natural landscapes means that there's always something interesting going on at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The links to the left provide information about what's happening throughout the park.
For information on exhibits, events, and ranger programs at the park, visit the schedule of events.
The Call to Action Report 2012 for Jean Lafitte and for New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is available here. If you wish to download the report, please note that it is a 984kb document. You can learn more about the National Park Service Call to Action here.
Information about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is available here.
Information about hurricanes and their impacts on the park is here.
Did You Know?
The opossum is North America's only native marsupial! The female will carry young in her pouch for 2-3 months and then on her back another 1-2 months. A female will usually have 7-8 babies, and each one latches onto one of 13 teats in her pouch.