Fleming Plantation - Jean Lafitte National Historical Park

Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve Photo credit: Robert A. Pascal, Jr.

Situated adjacent to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, the 3600-acre Fleming Plantation was once one of the region's largest and most productive sugar plantations in the 19th century. The Trust for Public Land is helping to protect these 3,600 acres of magnificent bayous, bottomland hardwood, as an addition to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, a historic swampland recreation area a short drive from New Orleans.

Conserving the Fleming Plantation will preserve an important historic and ecological site and would lead to the restoration of critical coastal marshland. Acquiring this property will help protect the Louisiana coast and add marsh habitat that would reduce potential damage from hurricane storm surges. The Trust for Public Land is working to secure funding towards the phased acquisition of this historic plantation so it can be included into the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park, permanently protecting this large environmentally and historically important property.

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