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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?

Men dressed as 1815 soldiers march across Chalmette Battlefield.

Two volunteer battalions of free men of color fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. These men were the first black American troops to receive pay, equipment, pensions, and bounty land grants equal to that of their white counterparts.