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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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CHAL bookstore with reenactor shopping credit AJ Sisco 447 wide

Every Jean Lafitte site has a museum store with books, music, DVDs, and more chosen just for that site. For example, at the Chalmette Battlefield store, you can find items from history books to flags to reproduction cannons!

AJ Sisco

Jean Lafitte's visitor center museum stores are managed by the Eastern National Parks Association, a not-for-profit organization that uses its proceeds to support America's national parks. Visit their website.

Did You Know?

St. Louis Cathedral and a statue of Andrew Jackson on his horse in New Orleans' Jackson Square

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!")