Learn About the Park

Do you want to learn about alligators? Plan a field trip to one of Jean Lafitte's six sites? Find out who fought at the Battle of New Orleans? Discover the history of Louisiana's Cajuns? This is the place.


Things to Learn About

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    Plan Your Visit

    Find out what's happening where and when at Jean Lafitte's six sites, what you can do at the park, and other basic information.

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    There's always something going on at Jean Laffite. Check out our calendar for the schedule of ranger programs, special events, and more!

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    Photos and Multimedia

    Take a virtual tour, find out what park researchers are learning, watch animations, peruse photo galleries, or join our social media crew.

  • Outside daytime. Reenactors in period clothing stand next to a large black cannon. Smoke in air.
    History and Culture

    What makes south Louisiana a treasure trove of historical and cultural riches? Find out about our people, places, and food!

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    Bird checklists, animals from alligators to insects, plants, the dynamics of the Mississippi River delta, and more.

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    Links to downloadable images, the park event calendar, hurricanes and their impacts, and important stories.

  • A young woman points to a test tube. Two kids look at the test tube. Small white board on ground.

    Plan a field trip to a Jean Lafitte site, find curriculum-based education materials, and see special offerings like scout programs.

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    Kids and Youth

    Real and virtual fun: Junior Ranger, scout programs, Every Kid Outdoors, online videos, and more!

  • Law enforcement ranger stands in a safety vest and speaks into a radio.
    Laws and Policies

    Be informed. Learn about park rules and regulations such as permits for special uses, fishing and hunting regulations, etc.

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    Six sites? Six stores! Each Jean Lafitte store has items that reflects that site's special emphasis.

Last updated: August 24, 2023

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Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


504 589-3882

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