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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Cooperating Association

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?

Young opossum riding their mother's back.

The opossum is North America's only native marsupial! The female will carry young in her pouch for 2-3 months and then on her back another 1-2 months. A female will usually have 7-8 babies, and each one latches onto one of 13 teats in her pouch.