Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve near New Orleans, LA
Three sites interpret the Cajun culture of the Lafayette area, which was proudly developed after Acadians were resettled in the region following their expulsion from Canada by the British and the transfer of French Louisiana to Spain in the aftermath of the French-Indian War (1755-63).
The Barataria Preserve, at 6588 Barataria BLVD in Marrero, interprets the natural and the extensive and vibrant cultural history of the region. The preserve has trails and canoe tours through bottomland hardwood forests, swamps, and marsh. Additionally, an Education Center provides curriculum-based programming for school groups and a visitor center with a film and exhibits.
In Chalmette, six miles southeast of New Orleans, is the Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery. It is the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. The national cemetery holds the remains of Union soldiers from the Civil War, and United States soldiers from the Spanish-American, and First and Second World wars, and Vietnam war.
The park also has a visitor center at 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans, in the historic French Quarter. It interprets more generally the history of New Orleans and the diverse cultures of Louisiana's Mississippi Delta region. The park headquarters is located in New Orleans. For the best family vacation New Orleans offers, enjoy various other activities as well when you adventure to this beautiful city.