Columbus Day Closures
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 »
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The six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve offer something for everyone, from history to culture to outdoor adventure. Information about and links to each site are below; see this printable pdf for hours and days of operation. See the column to the left for links to directions, fees and reservations, accessibility, and things to know before you come, like public transportation, basic safety information, and where pets are and aren't allowed.
About Jean Lafitte's sites:
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To learn about all National Park Service projects in Louisiana, from historic places to community conservation and recreation, visit the NPS Louisiana page.
Links to nearby sites of interest outside the National Park Service are
Did You Know?
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.