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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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  • Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Closures

    All park sites except Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery closed Tuesday, November 11, for Veterans Day. All park sites closed on Thanksgiving, November 27. Follow the link for more on park hours and days. More »

Event Details

  • Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 10/24/2014 to 01/31/2015

    Location: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans | Map Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: French Quarter Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 504-589-2636 ext. 1

It all began with the Mississippi River. Take an hour-long stroll along the Mississippi River levee for an overview of New Orleans history. Walk ends on the levee across from Jackson Square. 

25 free tickets are distributed at 9:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis at the French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans. Each person wanting a ticket must pick up their own ticket. No reservations.

The visitor center is closed on federal holidays and on Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 17, in 2015). Note that there is no walk Tuesday, November 11 (Veterans Day), Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving), or Thursday, December 25 (Christmas); center closed.