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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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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?

Cajun band performs at the Liberty Theater.

The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center takes to the airwaves every Saturday night, sponsoring Rendez-vous des Cajuns at the Liberty Theater right next door to the center in Eunice. The live show of Cajun and zydeco music is locally known as "the Cajun Grand Old Opry" and broadcasts at www.krvs.org