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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?

Two big red, black, and yellow lubber grasshoppers sit on a leaf

Lubber grasshoppers are sometimes known as devil's horses in south Louisiana. They lay their eggs in the fall and prefer loose dirt, so they often lay their eggs in cemeteries. These enormous flightless grasshoppers hatch in spring and spend the summer munching their way through vegetation.