Things To Do

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in August

Here’s what’s happening in August... which brings us one month closer to the end of summer.

Battle of New Orleans Talk
Discover 1815’s Battle of New Orleans with a ranger talk 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. daily. Free. Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. 281-0510 or

Walk the Wetlands
Explore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk 10:00 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free. Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero (near Crown Point). 689-3690 ext 10 or

Ranger Talk
Discover New Orleans history and culture with a ranger talk in the visitor center courtyard. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. French Quarter Visitor Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans. 504-589-3882 ext 221 or

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