"Jean Lafitte" Jean Lafitte National Park Tip by Tom_Fields

  The Jean Lafitte Visitor's Center
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  • The Jean Lafitte Visitor's Center - New Orleans
      The Jean Lafitte Visitor's Center
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  • The courtyard at the Visitor's Center - New Orleans
      The courtyard at the Visitor's Center
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Jean Lafitte was a notorious pirate, who raided Spanish shipping in the Gulf of Mexico about 200 years ago. During the War of 1812, the British tried to gain his support, but he turned them down. Later, he allied himself with the Americans, in return for a general pardon.

After the war, he went back to piracy. Shortly after that, he disappeared. No one knows exactly what became of him.

This Visitor's Center provides what information we have about him, and a lot about the early days of Louisiana.

Address: 419 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70130
Directions: French Quarter Visitor's Center
Phone: (504) 589-3882
Website: http://www.nps.gov/jela/

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  • Written Dec 17, 2006
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