Columbus Day Closures
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 »
National parks are for everyone so the National Park Service is committed to making every park accessible. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve not only offers accessible facilities, but also special programs to let more people enjoy more of the treasures of south Louisiana.
Service animals are welcome at all sites. Accessibility by site:
Acadian Cultural Center, Lafayette
Barataria Preserve, Marrero
French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
Special programs for people with hearing or sight impairments are offered by the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice. Programs are by reservation only; if needed, interpreters must be provided by the visiting group. Call 337-457-8499 for reservations and more information.
Did You Know?
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.