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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana


The six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are scattered through south Louisiana, from the bayous to the prairies. See the park site map for the big picture or click on a specific site below for a map of that location. For further assistance, call sites for specific directions. Days and times of operation are available here.

People dressed in Mardi Gras costumes ride on a wagon pulled by two big horses

Mardi Gras in Cajun country means horses, traditional costumes, and a community gumbo at day's end.

Fly, drive, trot---no matter how you get to Jean Lafitte, you'll discover something new every time you visit.

Did You Know?

Young opossum riding their mother's back.

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.