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 »
Looking for a button accordion? a Cajun dance video? a Creole cookbook? a history of the Battle of New Orleans or a field guide to local reptiles?
Bonus: When you shop at National Park Service stores, you get something wonderful to take home---and the park gets a portion of the proceeds to use on special projects. It's your basic win-win situation!
To find out about all six Jean Lafitte sites, click here.
Did You Know?
Tourism has been big business in New Orleans for decades. Before the Civil War, the top must-see site on everyone's New Orleans list was its port, one of the world's busiest at the time. (Early 1800s guides for travelers actually used the term "must-see!")