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JEAN LAFITTE,
his Baratarian Buccaneers
and THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
HISTORY COMES ALIVE IN A UNIQUE ANIMATED DISPLAY!
Explore the life and times of Louisiana's "Gentleman Pirate" and the Events leading up to The Battle of New Orleans
Dramatic!  Unusual!   Entertaining!    Educational!   Extraordinary!
Sharing the loot The British bribe
36 Lifelike Automatons               12 Thrilling 3D Scenes
Amazing Animation                Spectacular Lighting
Breathtaking Artistry              Rich Costumes 
Historical Accuracy                Tremendous Detail
         Entrance Figure "Pirate"
by Ray Irvine
Portrait of Jean Lafitte
"The Corsair"  by E.H. Suydam
General Andrew Jackson Smithsonian Museum
               At the entry, visitors encounter a 6 ft tall British Soldier and a lusty Pirate, two colorful individuals who guard the door under a sparkling lit archway to prepare the way for the adventure ahead. Once inside, there is a choice of individual viewing, or for tour groups or school field trips, a docent will lead the way. (15-20 minutes)
 

  
This is no lifeless, static display!  Here are lively  HALF LIFE-SIZED 3D FIGURES fully and individually animated, grouped into 12 dramatic, WORKING DIORAMAS, Complete with moving scenery, exciting theatrical lighting and fiberoptic effects. They spring into lifelike action that will amaze and delight you. A novel and amusing way to learn the true facts about New Orleans' most colorful character.
   Also presented are charts, replicas, documents,  weapons, ephemera and artifacts which are  displayed in cases or on  walls. 
Supplementary Activities and Workshops are available for groups.
 
 
Pierre Lafitte and Dominique You come ashore.
Lafitte fishing at home on the Bayou.
Baratarians board a Spanish Galleon
Jean Lafitte attends the Opera
This Animated Exhibit  "THE LEGEND OF JEAN LAFITTE" is located in  the TOURIST WELCOME CENTER  in the town of Jean Lafitte. The Center stands across from the Bayou in the shadow of the Intracoastal Waterway Hi-Rise Bridge, just 30 minutes south of New Orleans. 

  After viewing the Exhibit, pick up brochures for the many nearby attractions, including the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park.  The Tourist Center has an excellent video showing the many fine Restaurants, Accomodations, and various Swamp Tours. It will also give you a taste of the "good life" down on the Bayou.

  Come on down, join the Cajuns and "Pass A Good Time!"

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Links
Jean Lafitte Tourism Center.
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park.
Jean Lafitte's Treasure
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