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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Chitimacha Heritage

Through November, celebrate American Indian Heritage Month at the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette with films and exhibits on Chitimacha life.

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Barataria Preserve Winter Camp for Kids

Ready for some winter break fun over the holidays? Sign up for camp at the Barataria Preserve!

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Livin' on the Bayou

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

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Celebrate the Season in 1800s Style

Join park rangers and living history reenactors for an old-fasioned Yuletide at Chalmette Battlefield on Saturday, December 12.

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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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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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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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Wild in the Wetlands at the Barataria Preserve

Just 20 miles from New Orleans: swamp, marsh, alligators basking on bayou banks, 200+ species of birds, and miles of trails so you can explore it all.

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Join Jean Lafitte's Crew!

Stay connected to Jean Lafitte and the whole crew with by following the park on Facebook and Twitter.

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