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.
Spirits of Congo Square
On July 1, African drum and dance program remembers the traditions of enslaved peoples at New Orleans' Congo Square in city's early days.
Commercial Services Strategy Input
Public input is encouraged as Jean Lafitte develops a strategy for commercial services at park sites.
Applications for maintenance workers at two New Orleans area sites accepted June 19-23. Job information and how to apply at the link.
Time for a Park Pass?
Jean Lafitte doesn't have senior passes, active military passes, or other federal lands passes, but follow the link for how to get them.
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: June 23, 2017