Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is home to various natural and cultural resources of Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta region. Named after Jean Lafitte, the parks exemplify the influence of environment and history on the development of a unique regional culture. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park is made up of six different parks. These six sites give visitors the unique opportunity to explore NOLA nature and learn about the culture and history of the area.
Liberty National Enjoys the Outdoors
To see the influence of the Cajun culture of Louisiana visitors can go to the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette, the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, or the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux. The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette offers boat tours, live music, and educational programs. The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice tells the story of the Acadians through music, dance, and craft demonstrations. The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux lets visitors take part in jam sessions with live local musicians, go on history walks, and see the bayou country. Want to paddle a canoe through more than 23,000 acres of Louisiana wetlands? Check out the Barataria Preserve. Chalmette is the location of 1815’s Battle of New Orleans and National Cemetery. While you’re there you can take a tour of the grounds. Another center is located in the French Quarter of New Orleans and demonstrates what factors played a role in shaping the city*.
Visit the Parks During Convention
Beautiful views and interaction with nature could be fun for you and other Agents who qualify for #LNLConvention2014. Will you go to any of the six historical park areas?