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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 »

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/14/2014, 07/19/2014, 08/16/2014

    Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero | Map Time: 1:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Barataria Preserve, Marrero Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 504-689-3690

What was life like on a plantation before the Civil War? Why were Barataria's swamps a refuge for escaped slaves? What part did New Orleans play in the journey from the Civil War to civil rights? Find out at a special ranger talk at the preserve visitor center.

The Barataria Preserve is located at 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero (near Crown Point).