National Historical Park and Preserve
1932: Chalmette National Historical Park
Rating (1-5): Unrated
About the SiteThis Historical Park and Preserve highlights the Mississippi Delta region and its rich cultural and natural history. The huge river has long been a transportation thoroughfare, bringing streams of people and products from all parts of the globe to New Orleans and points upriver, as well as down into the Gulf of Mexico. The Park is names for Jean Lafitte, the colorful provateer whose men and munitions helped Andrew Jackson win the Barrle of New Orleans in 1815. The Park preserves six sites and a system of trails showing the diversity of this history. The main headquarters to the Park is located in the French Quarter in New Orleans, and each area has its own visitors center as well.
What You're Going to SeeAcadian Cultural Center. This area, located at 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, preserves cultural highlights of the Acadian people who were relocated to the Mississippi Delta regio from Nova Scotia, Canada, beginnin in 1765. Visitors can learn about and understand contemporary and traditional Acadian culture.
Personal ObservationsSomeday, I'll visit New Orleans ...
Getting ThereTo get to the Acadian Cultural Preserve: From New Orleans, take I-10 west 100 miles to Lafayette. Take US 167 (Evangeline Thwy.) south about 4 miles. The address is 501 Fisher Road.
Nearby AttractionsNew Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is located in New Orleans as well.