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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Event Details

  • 09/06/2014

    Location: varies---see below | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 504-589-2636 ext 1

Join park rangers and living history reenactors for Battle of New Orleans University, new programs designed to share War of 1812 history and period skills important to troops and civilians alike. Attend as many or as few as you like. More sessions will be added throughout summer and fall 2014 and will be posted here as available. The bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans is January 8, 2015; learn more about what's happening here.

  • "Laffite's Choice" Saturday, September 6, French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans - In fall 1814, the British were doing their best to form an alliance with the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte as part of their plan to attack New Orleans. Should Lafitte join the British? approach the Americans? or just stay out of the War of 1812? Join park rangers and living history reenactors for a day of piracy, cannons, history, and fun. Click here for all the details. Free. (Bonus: Find out if it's Lafitte or Laffite!)