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.

Man dressed as 1815-era Choctaw Indian talks to group of students

Battle of New Orleans Anniversary

Meet the men and women of the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette Battlefield on Friday-Saturday, January 6-8.

People place evergreen wreaths at Chalmette National Cemetery headstones

Wreaths Across America

Learn about this annual project at Chalmette National Cemetery and find out how you can help.

Old-fashioned Christmas decorations on a mantel and fireplace

'Tis the Season

Chalmette Battlefield's historic Malus-Beauregard House puts on holiday dress to celebrate Yuletide through the decades.

Cookies shaped like arrowheads with NPS 100 written in icing

Celebrate #NPS100!

How is Jean Lafitte celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service? Find out and join the party!

Boys point at a Mardi Gras exhibit

Education & Field Trips

Planning a field trip? Need some curriculum materials? You can find it at Jean Lafitte!

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:

(504) 589-3882
Phone numbers are for park headquarters. Phones are answered 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Park headquarters is closed on federal holidays and on Mardi Gras.

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