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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?

A Water Moccasin swims through the bayou.

The cottonmouth or water moccasin can warn you of its dangerous bite in many ways. It releases a musky odor and opens its mouth wide to show you its white mouth and fangs. Show respect for snakes and all wildlife and always keep a safe distance away.