• Image of swamp, bayou, and marsh

    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

Schedule Of Events

People waltz as a Cajun band plays at the Liberty Theater in Eunice

Every Saturday night, the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center sponsors "Rendez-vous des Cajuns" at the Liberty Theater

There's always something happening at Jean Lafitte---here's July's calendar of activities, programs, exhibits, and events.

To search by specific days or for future events, use the calendar below. Days and times of operations and information about holiday closings are here.

 

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Events Upcoming for July

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  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Folklife Demonstrations

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Discover "the Cajun way" of music, dancing, quilting, and cooking. More

  • Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    It's a Louisiana Saturday night Cajun-style! More

  • Dulcimer Jam Session

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Join in or just enjoy dulcimer music. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Cajun Music Jam

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Sit in with local muscians or just sit back and enjoy! More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Cercle Francophone

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    French speakers, unite! Join the conversation and keep Louisiana's Francophone traditions alive. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Folklife Demonstrations

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Discover "the Cajun way" of music, dancing, quilting, and cooking. More

  • Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    It's a Louisiana Saturday night Cajun-style! More

  • The Civil War Comes to Barataria

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Discover how the Civil War and its aftermath affected life in a Louisiana wetland. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Battle of New Orleans University

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Join rangers and reenactors to discover War of 1812 history, learn period skills, and more. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Cajun Music Jam

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Sit in with local muscians or just sit back and enjoy! More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Cercle Francophone

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    French speakers, unite! Join the conversation and keep Louisiana's Francophone traditions alive. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Folklife Demonstrations

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Discover "the Cajun way" of music, dancing, quilting, and cooking. More

  • Rendez-vous des Cajuns

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    It's a Louisiana Saturday night Cajun-style! More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Cajun Music Jam

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Sit in with local muscians or just sit back and enjoy! More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Cercle Francophone

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    French speakers, unite! Join the conversation and keep Louisiana's Francophone traditions alive. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

  • Ranger`s Choice Program - Acadian Cultural Center

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Ranger talks on various topics. More

  • Riverfront History Stroll

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Walk along the Mississippi River levee and get an overview of New Orleans history. More

  • Battle of New Orleans Talk

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army in 1815. More

  • Wetlands Walk

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Explore wild Louisiana on a ranger-guided walk. More

  • Ranger's Choice Talk - Barataria Preserve

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Join a ranger for a short talk---today's topic could be nature, human history, fascinating critters, or emerging ecological challenges in the wetlands. More

Did You Know?

Men dressed as 1815 soldiers march across Chalmette Battlefield.

Two volunteer battalions of free men of color fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. These men were the first black American troops to receive pay, equipment, pensions, and bounty land grants equal to that of their white counterparts.