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. Read More
The Treasure of Jean Lafitte
Explore Louisiana's wild wetlands---swamp, marsh, bayous, alligators, birds---just 17 miles from New Orleans.
Follow the footsteps of the troops who fought 1815's Battle of New Orleans and find out how the American victory changed the world.
French Quarter Visitor Center
Discover how three centuries of cultural exchange have created one of America's most distinctive cities.
Acadian Cultural Center
Old traditions, new homes: through exhibits, programs, and boat tours, discover how Canada's Acadians became Louisiana's Cajuns.
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center
Celebrate the Cajun way of life with music,dancing, cooking demonstrations, and more.
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
Big fun on the bayou: it's all about music, Cajun French, boat tours, and life in Louisiana's wetlands.
Barataria Preserve Bats, Science, & More
October highlights at the Barataria Preserve? Swamp Science Fest on Saturday, October 20, and the annual bat program on Friday, October 26!
Understanding Bayou Lafourche Canoe Trek
Join a free on-the-water workshop and learn about the bayou's birds, plants, and ecological interactions on Saturday, October 27
Baratarian cannon crew members demonstrate firing and discuss 1815's Battle of New Orleans on Sunday, October 28, at Chalmette Battlefield.
Barataria Preserve Hunt Program Update
Follow the link for new information on the Entergy powerline project's impact on hunting.
Citizen Scientist Training & Projects
Join the park's science team for special events and training at the Barataria Preserve and the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center.
Permits for Events, Filming, & More
Commercial photography or filming? A special event like a wedding or a bike race? Research? Hunting? Learn about special permits.
Last updated: October 16, 2018