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.
Chalmette Battlefield Salutes the Ships
Living history volunteers salute the tall ships as they pass the battlefield on the way to NOLA Navy Week and the New Orleans Tricentennial
Park Rx Day at Lafitte Greenway
Join Barataria Preserve rangers for free family-friendly healthy fun on Park Rx Day at New Orleans' Lafitte Greenway on Sunday, April 22.
Acadian Cultural Ctr National Park Week
Celebrate YOUR national parks with an exhibit throughout April and with special activities during National Park Week, April 21-29.
Education & Field Trips
Planning a field trip? Need some curriculum materials? You can find it at Jean Lafitte!
Nature & Science at Jean Lafitte
Alligators? Birds? Climate change? Nonnative species? Follow the link to read all about it.
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: April 16, 2018