French Quarter Visitor Center
Ranger talk - 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Join a ranger in the visitor center courtyard to discover New Orleans' history and culture. No talk on federal holidays or on Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 13, in 2018) when visitor center is closed. Free.
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 museum 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
Special programs by reservation:
For more about New Orleans, see
Last updated: April 13, 2018