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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Address: 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-589-2636
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Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Canoeing, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking, Hiking
Description: Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant...
Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant examples of the natural and cultural resources of the Mississippi Delta region.
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What a beautiful site, going down the bayou in a pontoon boat. I like to see all the wildlife and the Cypress trees

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful site, going down the bayou in a pontoon boat. I like to see all the wildlife and the Cypress trees

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The museum is a respite to the hustle & bustle of the French Quarter. The exhibits are very informative and the pace is very relaxed. The courtyard is a nice place to rest your feet.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A well put together museum located on Decatur St. With audio guided narratives, pictures and history of the people and places Louisiana. It is also air-conditioned which is a welcome relief in the dog days of summer. the price is right. Free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a nice day out lots of senery to see and lots of animals running around. My 2 little boys loved this area we wanted to go back another day,but ran out of time. Maybe next time we visit we will come back.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A gem in the French Quarter. Get there early to make sure you can get a ticket. Free walking tour of the Quarter with vetted information and Park Service guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Jean Laffite was a French-American pirate in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century who helped Andrew Jackson and his men during the Battle of New Orleans during the war of 1812. The Visitor Center has many interesting exhibits, including audio examples of music associated with New Orleans and Louisiana. Do not miss it! There are 6 sites... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Park rangers lead free one hour walks from the Decatur Street spot. Nice interpretive displays to look at, small book shop, comfortable courtyard and bathrooms. Walk was quite interesting - historic overview . Some went on the jazz walk next at the French Market location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fantastic place to walk along the swamp and see some wildlife. I spotted loads of alligators and also saw snakes and a variety of birds. Mind out for the spiders webs though. On the forest side (East side of the road) the paths were completely overgrown and turns into a swamp in heavy rain. I wouldn't advise walking those. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The walking tour gave us a good overview of New Orleans history and explained why the park is named for a pirate. The visitors center has some nice exhibits on the flora and fauna, music and history of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I arrived at 9 am to get in line for a ticket to the free 9:30 am ranger-led walking tour. The tour started with some background history in the courtyard of the park. We walked to the Mississippi River, just over the levee from the visitor center, and learned how the city began and grew. Throughout the tour, we learned... More 

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Additional Information about Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Address: 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-589-2636
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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