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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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    All park sites closed Monday, September 1, for Labor 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 »

Barataria Preserve Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Louisiana's wild wetlands. Call the Barataria Preserve audio tour line at 504-799-0802 to find out about the picture at each stop. Press 1 to hear Stop 1, 2 to hear Stop 2, etc. You can press *0 if you'd like to leave a comment.

Enjoy your walk!


Did You Know?

A Water Moccasin swims through the bayou.

The cottonmouth or water moccasin can warn you of its dangerous bite in many ways. It releases a musky odor and opens its mouth wide to show you its white mouth and fangs. Show respect for snakes and all wildlife and always keep a safe distance away.