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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve near New Orleans, LA

6588 Barataria Blvd Marrero, , LA 70072
The following tours visit Jean Lafitte National Historical Park:
Swamp and Bayou Tour Photo
The Swamp and Bayou Tour will take you on a motorcoach ride as you cross the Mississippi River through parts of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, where you'll be cutting through the wetlands on a custom swamp tour into the famous bayou of Louisiana that is sure to make your New Orleans vacation a blast.
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For New Orleans La things to do, enjoy the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve which protects significant examples of the rich natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region. The park, named after Jean Lafitte, seeks to illustrate the influence of environment and history on the development of a unique regional culture. The park consists of six physically separate sites and a park headquarters.


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.

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