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Six sites and lots of things to see and do at each---find out what's happening everywhere with the calendar.

There's always something happening at Jean Lafitte: here's a pdf of a printable calendar with October programs, events, and exhibits.

Late change to the calendar: "Finding Common Ground," a documentary about working together to save Louisiana's coast and delta, will be screened at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, as part of the Swamp Science Fest at the Barataria Preserve in Marrero. Free.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Battle of New Orleans Talk

    • Time: 10:45 AM,2:45 PM
    • Location: Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette
    • Fees: free
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 09/07/2018 to 11/30/2018

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Boat Tours - Bayou Lafourche

    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: see below
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 10/03/2018 to 05/17/2019

    Cruise into the past on a ranger-guided boat tour.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Boat Tours - Bayou Vermilion

    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Location: Vermilionville Heritage & Folklife Park, Lafayette
    • Fees: see below
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 09/07/2018 to 11/23/2018

    Enjoy a bayou cruise with a National Park Service ranger from Lafayette's Acadian Cultural Center.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Exhibit "The ART of Citizenship"

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans
    • Fees: free
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 09/28/2018 to 11/03/2018

    Who's a citizen? Who decides? A mural painted by young artists explores the question.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Historic Thibodaux Walking Tour

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 09/07/2018 to 11/30/2018

    Explore Thibodaux's history with a ranger.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Ranger Talk - French Quarter Visitor Center

    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Location: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans
    • Fees: free
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 09/07/2018 to 11/30/2018

    Join a park ranger to discover the history and culture of New Orleans.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    • Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
    • Location: Acadian Cultural Center, Lafayette
    • Fees: free
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 09/07/2018 to 11/30/2018

    Ranger talks on various topics.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Wetlands Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    • Fees: free
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 09/07/2018 to 11/30/2018

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Cajun Conversations

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 09/08/2018 to 11/24/2018

    Practice your Cajun French during basic conversation.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Experience Louisiana Festival

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Louisiana State University Eunice, Eunice
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    All the best of Louisiana rolled into one free festival!

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Explore & Restore Crafts for Kids - Prairie Acadian Cultural Ctr

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 09/08/2018 to 11/24/2018

    Join the hands-on fun and create unique crafts from ordinary objects.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Film: "Finding Common Ground"

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    See a free screening of "Finding Common Ground," a documentary about working together to save Louisiana's coast and delta.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Folklife Demonstrations

    • Time: 2:45 PM,4:00 PM
    • Location: Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 09/08/2018 to 11/24/2018

    Discover "the Cajun way" of music, dancing, and cooking.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: see description
    • Fees: see description
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 09/08/2018 to 11/24/2018

    It's a Louisiana Saturday night Cajun-style!

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Swamp Science Fest

    • Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Learn about scientific research at the Barataria Preserve through hands-on activities.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Monday Music

    • Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Monday, October 22, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly from 09/10/2018 to 11/26/2018

    Discover the music of south Louisiana

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Share Your Storiies

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Thibodaux Branch Library, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Monday, October 22, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly from 10/15/2018 to 11/26/2018

    Add your tales to recorded collection of stories about life along Bayou Lafourche.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Cercle Francophone

    • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 09/11/2018 to 11/27/2018

    French speakers, unite! Join the conversation and keep Louisiana's Francophone traditions alive.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Bats of Barataria

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    • Fees: free
    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Discover the creatures of the night with bat researcher Dr. Craig Hood.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Canoe Trek: Understanding Bayou Lafourche

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Explore the bayou by canoe and learn about its ecological interactions.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    1815 Alive

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, October 28, 2018

    What was it like to be a soldier or civilian during the Battle of New Orleans era? Find out at a living history program.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Dulcimer Jam Session

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Acadian Cultural Center, Lafayette
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, November 10, 2018

    Join in or just enjoy dulcimer music.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Explore & Restore Family Fun - Barataria Preserve

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, November 10, 2018

    Join the rangers for an inspiration walk and craft time.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Veterans Day Ceremony

    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Location: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette
    • Fees: free
    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Veterans Day ceremony honors America's fallen troops.

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Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:

(504) 589-3882

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