Alerts & Conditions

Due to Severe Weather all park sites are closed.

All six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve as well as New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park will close beginning on October 27, 2020 at 4:30PM CDT, due to the threat of Hurricane Zeta. No decision has been reached as to a reopening date. The following areas will be closed:

  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Headquarters and French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans
  • Barataria Preserve, 6588 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero
  • Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery, 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette
  • Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux
  • Acadian Cultural Center, 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette
  • Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, 250 West Park Avenue, Eunice
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Headquarters (419 Decatur Street) and visitor center (916 North Peters Street), New Orleans

For your safety:

  • If it's an emergency, call 911 no matter where you are

  • If you need help for situations like suspicious activity, illegal dumping, poaching, etc., call 1-855-NPS-JELA (1-855-677-5352) for National Park Service Law Enforcement Response. Give the dispatcher your contact number and as much information as you can.

The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are the park's number one priority. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for the coronavirus/COVID 19 pandemic includes social distancing. If you are coming to the park, please choose to visit areas that are not crowded to allow for adequate social distancing.

As services are limited, the National Park Service urges visitors to:

  • Pack out everything you bring into a park.
  • Maintain social distance from other visitors.
  • Park safely off the road or highway.
  • If you encounter a crowded area, go elsewhere.

The National Park Service urges everyone to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; cleaning your hands often; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying at home if you feel sick.

For information on non-emergency closures and construction at park sites, follow the link for details.

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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