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.
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.
Visitor & Commercial Services Strategy
Public input is encouraged as Jean Lafitte develops a strategy for commercial services at park sites.
Citizen Science Workshop
Learn to identify and track seasonal changes in nature and contribute to research projects at the Barataria Preserve.
From Acadian to Cajun
Acadian immigrants from Canada adapted old traditions to a new home and added a new flair to life in Louisiana. Find out more at the link.
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: July 13, 2017