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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 01/05/2013, 01/06/2013

    Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero | Map Time: 2:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Barataria Preserve, Marrero Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 504-689-3690 ext. 10

On January 1, 1863, the famous Civil War proclamation went into effect---but it only applied to "areas still in rebellion." Since Louisiana was already under Union control, how were Louisiana's slaves freed? Find out at a ranger talk at the visitor center.

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