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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 printable pdf of programs and events for April. Late calendar change for April:

  • Discover the Buffalo Soldiers at Chalmette Battlefield in Chalmette. Through Friday, April 28, learn about the Buffalo Soldiers, African American troops of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments (the 9th was organized in New Orleans) who served in the West in the late 1800s and early 1900s. An exhibit on loan from Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Ohio shares their story. Free.
Happening in May: The documentary Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart will be shown at all three of the park's cultural centers in May. Directed by Canadian Phil Comeau, the award-winning film follows world-renowned Cajun singer, songwriter, and cultural activist Zachary Richard as he explores his roots and considers Acadian/Cajun identity in the 21st century. The film is in French with English subtitles; all screenings are free. Showings are scheduled as follows:


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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
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Everyday from 04/17/2017 to 07/31/2017

    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

    Cajun Conversations

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 04/15/2017 to 07/29/2017

    Practice your Cajun French during basic conversation.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Explore & Restore Crafts for Kids

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Eunice
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 04/15/2017 to 07/29/2017

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

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Film: "The Cajun Way: Echoes of Acadia"

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM,10:00 AM to 10:30 AM,11:00 AM to 11:30 AM,12:00 PM to 12:30 PM,1:00 PM to 1:30 PM,2:00 PM to 2:30 PM,3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Acadian Cultural Center, Lafayette
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 01/27/2017 to 04/29/2017

    Travel with the Acadian people on their journey from Canada to a new life in south Louisiana.

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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, April 29, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 04/22/2017 to 07/29/2017

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

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    National Cemetery Tour

    • Time: 10:00 AM,11:00 AM,12:00 PM,1:00 PM,1:30 PM,2:00 PM
    • Location: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Walk the cemetery grounds to discover its history.

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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, April 29, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 04/22/2017 to 07/29/2017

    It's a Louisiana Saturday night Cajun-style!

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Riverfront History Stroll

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 04/18/2017 to 07/29/2017

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Wetlands Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Barataria Preserve, Marrero
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 04/15/2017 to 07/29/2017

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Boat Tours - Bayou Lafourche

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM,10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: see below
    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 03/01/2017 to 05/31/2017

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

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Cajun Music Jam

    • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 04/17/2017 to 07/31/2017

    Sit in with local muscians or just sit back and enjoy!

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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
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 03/01/2017 to 05/26/2017

    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

    Cercle Francophone

    • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 04/18/2017 to 07/25/2017

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

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Historic Thibodaux Walking Tour

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM,10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux
    • Fees: free
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 04/18/2017 to 07/27/2017

    Explore Thibodaux's history with a ranger.

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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
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 04/18/2017 to 07/28/2017

    Ranger talks on various topics.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Free Film Screening: "Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart"

    • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: three locations - see description
    • Fees: free
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Follow the quest of singer, songwriter, and activist Zachary Richard as he explores his Cajun roots and modern identity.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Wetlands Art Tour 2017

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans
    • Fees: free
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Enjoy a photography exhibit as part of the annual Wetlands Art Tour citywide art event.

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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, May 13, 2017

    Join in or just enjoy dulcimer music.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Crescent City Culinaire: Folklife Foodways Tour

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans
    • Fees: free
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Join a ranger for a walk through the French Quarter to discover south Louisiana's distinctive foodways.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Memorial Day Volunteer Projects at Chalmette National Cemetery

    • Time: 7:30 AM
    • Location: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette
    • Fees: free
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Honor America's fallen troops with volunteer projects for Memorial Day.

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  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Memorial Day Ceremony at Chalmette National Cemetery

    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Location: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette
    • Fees: free
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Honor America's fallen troops with the Vietnam Veterans of VFW Post 3798.

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Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:

(504) 589-3882

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