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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 »

Multimedia

Explore Jean Lafitte with videos and animations!

  • Check out Investigators in Action to follow researchers as they learn more about the park and the world.
  • Watch the Delta Dynamics animations: meet the mighty Mississippi River, discover how rivers build wetlands, and find out why Louisiana's coast is disappearing.

Watch our National Park Week video and picture yourself visiting Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve!

 

Did You Know?

A hungry Louisianan peels crawfish.

Although there are over 250 species of North American crawfish, Louisiana’s annual 100-million-pound, $50 million harvest consists mainly of two species. There are a lot of ways to eat crawfish: crawfish etouffee, crawfish pie, crawfish stew, boiled crawfish, crawfish beignets, crawfish bread.....