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Girls learn to Cajun dance
What do you want to learn? From nature to history to culture (like Cajun dancing!), there's something new for everyone to discover at Jean Lafitte.

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!

  • 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
  • calendar of ranger programs, special events, and more
  • nature: bird checklists, animals from alligators to insects, plants, the dynamics of the Mississippi River delta, and more
  • history and culture: people like Jean Lafitte, Louisiana's Cajuns, and the troops of the Battle of New Orleans; events like the War of 1812 and the Civil War; links to National Park Service online museums and research tools
  • education: plan a field trip to a Jean Lafitte site, find curriculum-based education materials, and see special offerings like scout programs
  • kids and youth: real and virtual fun: Junior Ranger, scout programs, Every Kid Outdoors, and more!
  • photos and multimedia: take a virtual tour, find out what park researchers are learning, watch animations, peruse the photo gallery, or join Jean Lafitte's social media crew
  • bookstores: Six sites? Six stores! Each Jean Lafitte store has items that reflects that site's special emphasis, from Cajun culture to Louisiana's wetlands to local history.
  • news: links to downloadable images, the park event calendar, hurricanes and their impacts, and important stories old and new
  • laws and policies: learn about park rules and regulations including permits for special uses, fishing and hunting regulations, etc.

Last updated: March 2, 2021

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419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 589-3882

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