Come explore the heart of the Barataria Basin, where the dark bayou waters hide silent alligators alongside the secrets of notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Remnants of the past are still present in this historic fishing village and the trails and waterways traversing the area.
Only a short distance from the big city of New Orleans, Jean Lafitte and its bayou culture feels like a world apart. Spend the day here, touring the mysterious swamps, eating some of Louisiana’s best seafood and learning about the people and their unique way of life.
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The Jean Lafitte Town Market returns on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion. The market includes food by local restaurants and vendors selling arts and crafts and fresh seafood. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact Jeff Adam...
Fisher High School Seniors can apply for the scholarship by filling out the application and turning in at the museum. Jean Lafitte Scholarship Application
The Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival has been postponed until this Fall due to unforeseen circumstances. The new festival dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Thank you!
The 6,000-square-foot, Barataria Museum tells the 200-year-old story of the Town of Jean Lafitte, a historic fishing village 20 miles southwest of New Orleans.
06/10/2022 - 06/11/2022 - 12:00 am
The Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival will take place on June 10-11, 2022, at the Jean Lafitte Auditorium and Grounds, 4953 City Park St in Jean Lafitte.
The festival will include amazing live music, Louisiana food, swamp tours, kayak rentals, carnival rides and an art walk. The event space includes the town’s Wetland Trace, a boardwalk trail through a 41-acre cypress swamp nature preserve, adjacent to the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Swamp Tours will also be offered leaving from the Wetland Trace. Information on tickets and the music lineup will be announced at a later date.