Jean Lafitte National Historical Park reopens French Quarter visitor center Feb. 18

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park announced Saturday that it will reopen its visitor center in the French Quarter for limited hours for weekends starting Thursday.

The visitor center, located at 419 Decatur St., will reopen starting Thursday, Feb. 18 and will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The facility is closed from Sunday to Wednesday.

Additionally, the center will host operations for the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, located at 916 N. Peters St., which has been closed since last year due to COVID-19.

The park is composed of six sites scattered throughout south Louisiana, including the 26,000-acre Barataria Preserve wetland in Jefferson Parish.

COVID-19 health guidelines will be in place, including masks, which is mandated on federal property.

Admission to the visitor center is free.

For more information on visiting hours at the park’s other sites, visit