Jean Lafitte

Acadian Cultural Center

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From horses to the oil industry, the Acadian Cultural Center's exhibits tell the story of Louisiana history and cultures.




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  • Be sure to check our Current Conditions page for the latest updates.
  • FILM (hourly) The Cajun Way: Echoes of Acadia - Who are the Acadians and how did they become Louisiana's Cajuns? Find out through a 35-minute film that shares their history from their deportation from Nova Scotia in Canada to their settlement in south Louisiana. Shown on the hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. No film on federal holidays or on Mardi Gras when the center is closed. Free.
  • LOUISIANA TALKS & TALES Join a Ranger to learn about the history, culture, or environment of south Louisiana. Ranger talks occur Tuesday through Saturday. Ranger talk begins at 10:45 a.m. Free.
  • SUMMER CAMP Experience the culture and nature of south Louisiana this summer with our park rangers. Through hands on activities, crafts, and games, children will learn about the region. See our summer camp page for more information.


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Last updated: May 9, 2024

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Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


504 589-3882

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