French Quarter Visitor Center
Construction alert: Starting on Thursday, September 14, the carriageway entrance, courtyard, and public restrooms of the French Quarter Visitor Center will be closed for building rehab work. The visitor center will be accessible through the Decatur Street doors. The nearest public restrooms are at the Jackson Brewery, 600 Decatur Street (turn left when you exit the French Quarter Visitor Center's glass doors and walk two blocks down Decatur Street. The Jackson Brewery is the multistory building on the other side of the street).
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
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Last updated: September 8, 2017