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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 »

Fees & Reservations

Fees: No admission fees. Donations accepted at visitor centers. All programs and events are open to the general public. All programs and events are free unless noted otherwise.

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  • America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass
  • Senior Pass (for US citizens 62 and older;available by mail)
  • free Access Pass (for permanently disabled US citizens; available by mail)
  • free annual pass for active duty military and dependents
  • free annual Volunteer Pass (for volunteers of some federal agencies who contribute 250 or more hours)

Reservations: Most park programs do not require reservations; check the schedule of events for notes on reservation requirements. Group programs and special accomodations require reservations; call individual sites to make reservations or discuss special needs.

Permits: Permits are required for hunting and research. Permits may be required for some special uses and activities and for commercial filming and photography. See the permits page for more information.

Did You Know?

A hungry Louisianan peels crawfish.

Although there are over 250 species of North American crawfish, Louisiana’s annual 100-million-pound, $50 million harvest consists mainly of two species. There are a lot of ways to eat crawfish: crawfish etouffee, crawfish pie, crawfish stew, boiled crawfish, crawfish beignets, crawfish bread.....