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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
+1 504-589-2636
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Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant examples of the natural and cultural resources of the Mississippi Delta region.
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419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
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+1 504-589-2636
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a “ Must” see for anyone with an ounce of love for the origins of our country. It is a “Must” for all who know nothing about the Last Battle of the War of 1812. Right here is where Andrew Jackson beat the...More

1  Thank Garvey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our walk to the steamboat Natchez we stopped here for souvenirs and enjoyed the nice oasis they have in back of the store. Inside is a small exhibit explaining the history of the area. The staff was friendly and the souvenirs reasonable.

Thank deebug2470
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I came here June 2017 and took a free 10am guided tour before our flight out of New Orleans that day. It would have been nice to go even earlier before more people come and animals get scared away and before the...More

Thank tracyrocks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, we joined the daily 10:00 guided walk led by knowledgeable ranger Earl Higgins. We learned about the geography of the place, including about the formation of bayous and deltas. We identified plants such as bald cypress,...More

1  Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the preserve on Saturday, December 30th. It was a warm day, around the 60s in the sun, and we were able to see an alligator, two ribbon snakes, a few anoles, turkey vultures, a heron, and some other birds. The...More

Thank AshesC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Visitory center was really informative. hiked 2 paths and saw a multitude amount of wildlife. One of the paths had several different types of landscapes. Great time, took lots of pictures.

Thank lostwhirley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter had been here a few years ago with friends and enjoyed it so we tried it, be prepared for about three or more miles of walking. We were there in December but when the sun came out it was still a little bit...More

Thank Okspirit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a walk after the breakfast and it was peacefull,not lot of people on the road.Nature is one of Gods greatest gifts !

Thank Lidia N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small area that would be good to get away from the crowd and enjoy some quiet time. There are a few signs that tell a little history but not much that is remarkable.

Thank ConfederateMike
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Cold rain compromised my visit to this place, but there was so much to like that we all enjoyed our visit. Friendly, interesting people. Jill at the Barataria Museum is a national treasure. Good food nearby. A trip out to Jean Lafiite is a good...More

Thank anantiquemyself
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Adam M
11 September 2017|
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Response from travelerS_Korea | Reviewed this property |
If the area isn't designated for parking, I'm not sure what might happen. Why not contact the specific park to find out what they suggest?
16 July 2017|
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Response from Megan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will but Wildlife activity will have diminished to some part due to it being a bit colder. That being said, I visited the area in early February and it was 80 degrees one day. Highly recommend this place for wildlife... More
21 February 2017|
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Response from I H | Reviewed this property |
Barataria: stop in at the visitor's center if you are there for the guided tour (which I recommend), then get back in car and go back to the trailhead. Staff at the visitor's center will tell you where.