History talk - 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Join a ranger or park volunteer to discover New Orleans' history and culture. No talk on federal holidays or on Mardi Gras when the visitor center is closed. Free.
Plants of the Colombian Exchange - Louisiana master gardener Anna Timmerman takes a look at our global gardens and dinner plates. The Columbian exchange is a name for the movement of plants, animals, culture, people, diseases, and ideas between the Americas and the rest of the world after Christopher Columbus landed on this side of the world. From tomatoes and potatoes to sugar and spices, the exchange was an important movement in human history, gardening, and cuisine. Free. 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2.
Jean Lafitte's French Quarter Visitor Center shares the history and traditions of the city and the lower Mississippi River delta through visitor center exhibits and a film. Kids can earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center's park store has CDs, videos, collectibles, and books from history to cookbooks to children's stories. Admission is free. Follow these links for the park's calendar of events, exhibits, and programs; for directions and transportation options; and for accessibility information. Note that there is no parking available at the French Quarter Visitor Center but that there are several pay-to-park lots available within easy walking distance.
419 Decatur Street, New Orleans
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Last updated: October 25, 2019