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 find out about the park’s six sites.Read More
Memorial Day at Chalmette National Cemetery
Honor American troops: Chalmette National Cemetery volunteer projects and Memorial Day ceremony and living history program at Chalmette Battlefield.Read More
Free Cajun Music and Dance Workshops
Find your accordion and dust off your dancing shoes---the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center will host free Cajun dance and music workshops in June.Read More
Join Jean Lafitte's Crew!
Stay connected to Jean Lafitte and the whole crew with by following the park on Facebook and Twitter.Read More
Livin' on the Bayou
Music, history walks, speaking French, boat tours---it's all about life on the bayous at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
A Taste of Cajun Culture
The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice celebrates the Cajun way of life---join the fun!Read More
Wild in the Wetlands at the Barataria Preserve
Just 20 miles from New Orleans: alligators basking on bayou banks, 200+ species of birds, and more than 10 miles of trails. Let's go outside and play!Read More
Explore the Heart of Cajun Country
Old traditions, new home---see how Canada's Acadians became Louisiana's Cajuns through exhibits and programs at Lafayette's Acadian Cultural Center.Read More
Did You Know?
January 8 used to be a national holiday. That's because January 8, 1815, was the date of the Battle of New Orleans.