The Treasure of Jean Lafitte

In Jean Lafitte's day, silver and gold filled a pirate's treasure chest, but today's treasures are people, places, and memories. Discover New Orleans’ rich cultural mix. Learn Cajun traditions from people who live them. Watch an alligator bask on a bayou’s bank. Walk in the footsteps of the men who fought at 1815’s Battle of New Orleans. Follow the link to discover the treasure of Jean Lafitte.

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Cajun & Creole Music Showcase

Sunpie & The Louisiana Sunspots, Bruce Daigrepont's Cajun Band, and Michael Doucet rock the house at a special NPS Centennial event.

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BugBlitz at the Barataria Preserve

Be a scientist for a day: on Friday, May 6, join park rangers and insect experts for BugBlitz Expeditions, a science and nature festival, and more!

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Preservation and Honor

Serve those who served us and learn cemetery preservation skills with a special volunteer project at Chalmette National Cemetery.

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Livin' on the Bayou

It's all about music, Cajun French, boat tours, special exhibits, and life on Louisiana's bayous at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.

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Welcome to New Orleans!

If you're visiting New Orleans and need a quick review of your delta history and culture, check out the park's French Quarter Visitor Center.

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Explore the Heart of Cajun Country

Old traditions, new home: Through exhibits, programs, and boat tours, Lafayette's Acadian Cultural Center shares the journey of Acadians to Cajuns.

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Wild in the Wetlands

Enjoy a winter stroll through Louisiana's wild wetlands---swamp, marsh, bayous, alligators, birds--- and just 17 miles from downtown New Orleans!

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Discover the Battle of New Orleans

Walk in the footsteps of Major General Andrew Jackson and the American troops who stopped a British invasion in 1815 at Chalmette Battlefield.

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A Taste of Cajun Culture

With music, cooking demonstrations, and more, the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice celebrates the Cajun way of life---join the fun!

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