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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

Getting Around

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve has six sites scattered throughout south Louisiana (see map). See the park home page to link to each location.

All sites are accessible by car. Airports serve New Orleans and Lafayette.

Public transportation is available only in New Orleans. The paddlewheeler Creole Queen offers cruises to Chalmette Battlefield from New Orleans' French Quarter.

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.....