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 discover the treasure of Jean Lafitte. Read More

Alligator floating in water

Barataria Preserve

Explore Louisiana's wild wetlands---swamp, marsh, bayous, alligators, birds---just 17 miles from New Orleans.

Cannons lined up behind wood and mud rampart

Chalmette Battlefield

Follow the footsteps of the troops who fought 1815's Battle of New Orleans and find out how the American victory changed the world.

Exhibit with photos and title Crossroads of Culture

French Quarter Visitor Center

Discover how three centuries of cultural exchange have created one of America's most distinctive cities.

Boys looking at model of old house

Acadian Cultural Center

Old traditions, new homes: through exhibits, programs, and boat tours, discover how Canada's Acadians became Louisiana's Cajuns.

Exhibits showing horse-racing and dancing

Prairie Acadian Cultural Center

Celebrate the Cajun way of life with music,dancing, cooking demonstrations, and more.

Exhibit about hunting and fishing in Louisiana's bayous

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

Big fun on the bayou: it's all about music, Cajun French, boat tours, and life in Louisiana's wetlands.

Headstones with American flags

Chalmette National Cemetery Memorial Day

Remember the sacrifices of American troops with Memorial Day volunteer projects and a ceremony at Chalmette National Cemetery.

Sign for Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

May at the French Quarter Visitor Center

Meet a New Orleans civil rights leader. Enjoy music celebrating 300 years of local history. Happening in May in the French Quarter!

View of dock and bayou

Bayou BioBlitz in Thibodaux

Join Bayou BioBlitz at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Tuesday, May 28, to discover what creatures live in and along Bayou Lafourche.

Great egret flies above plants in bayou

Showcasing Louisiana Birds

The Acadian Cultural Center celebrates all things feathered with a photography exhibit by Gary Meyers featuring close-ups of Louisiana birds

Woman draped in fishing net and text about Manila Village exhibit

Manila Village Exhibit

A special Barataria Preserve exhibit tells the story of the bygone Filipino town of Manila Village in Barataria Bay.

Bicyclists ride by the Barataria Preserve sign

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: May 20, 2019

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