There's always something happening at Jean Lafitte: here's a pdf of a printable calendar with December programs, events, and exhibits. The calendar does NOT include holiday closure on Monday, December 24; see below.
- Holiday alerts: ALL park sites will be closed for federal holidays Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1. Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery entrance gates and grounds will be open on those days 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; the visitor center will be closed and no programs given. Barataria Preserve parking lot gates will be open for trail access 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on those days; the visitor center will be closed and no programs given.