Some Park Sites Closed May 17-18
Staff from throughout the park will be at the Barataria Preserve for BioBlitz May 17-18 (you're invited too!). See how this will effect operations at other sites and learn more about BioBlitz by following the link. More »
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
It's time for adventure! It's the last day of BioBlitz and the Biodiversity Festival today, Saturday, May 18---science, nature, and FREE family fun!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
Join Jean Lafitte's Crew!
Stay connected to Jean Lafitte and the whole crew with social media---and follow BioBlitz live on the park Facebook page!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
A Taste of Cajun Culture
The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice celebrates the Cajun way of life---join the fun!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
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
Wild in the Wetlands at the Barataria Preserve
Just 20 miles from New Orleans: alligators basking on bayou banks, over 200 species of birds, and more than 10 miles of trails. Let's go outside!Read More
Did You Know?
Vultures do not have many predators. If an enemy does approach, the vulture will face its enemy and vomit. This inventive bird also has a unique way to stay cool: it urinates on its legs. The urine also helps kill any germs picked up while standing on a carcass.