Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve protects and preserves significant examples of the rich natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region. The park, named after the pirate Jean Lafitte, who played a major role in Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, also interprets the influence of environment and history on the development of the unique Cajun regional culture. The park, which was established in 1907 and covers 22,421 acres, consists of six physically separate sites, a visitor center and a park headquarters. Three sites interpret the Cajun culture of the southern Louisiana area, which developed in 1755-1764: Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice and the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux. The three most popular sites are the Barataria Preserve, Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery and the French Quarter Visitor Center in New Orleans. Barataria, located at 6588l Barataria Boulevard in Marrero, was the home of Lafitte and his band of pirates. The preserve has trails and canoe tours through bottomland hardwood forests, swamps and marsh. Covering 1,855 acres, the Barataria Preserve was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Chalmatte, six miles southeast of New Orleans, is the site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. A visitor center offers exhibits and historical information. A tour of the battlefield can be taken by car or bicycle or on foot. It also was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. The French Quarter Visitor Center at 419 Decatur Street interprets the history of New Orleans and the diverse cultures of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region.