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.

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Park Sites

Discover the treasures of south Louisiana at six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Click the link to find a treasure!

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Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Special Exhibit

"C'est La Vie" shares south Louisiana through art painted on traditional canvases---and on furniture too!

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It's Zydeco Time at the Liberty Theater!

Mark your calendar for Friday, August 7: a free Cajun cooking demo at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center and Leroy Thomas live at the Liberty Theater

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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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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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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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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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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

The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice celebrates the Cajun way of life---join the fun!

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