Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Length of visit: half day
Major draws: Wildlife, War of 1812 battlefield
Strenuosity: 1 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free
Additional considerations: Alligators and territorial squirrels
Description: Jean Lafitte was a local “privateer” (a.k.a. pirate) who assisted in the fight with the British during the War of 1812. The NPS offers trails and boat tours (fee) through the N’Orleans bayou.

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