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.
In the News
The Jean Lafitte Town Market returns this spring to the Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion with three market dates announced, starting on March 18, 2023. The market includes fresh seafood and produce by local restaurants and vendors selling arts and crafts. If you are...
The Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival, which takes place November 11-13, 2022, at the Jean Lafitte Auditorium and Grounds at 4953 City Park Dive in Jean Lafitte has announced its music lineup. Headlined by Better than Ezra, Travis Tritt and Lauren Alaina, the lineup...
Join us this Saturday for Jean Lafitte's Fall Town Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are going to have local cuisine seafood, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, music by Aaron Foret and treats for kids who are dressed up in costume! Can't wait to see you there. Saturday...
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.