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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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Jean Lafitte Scholarship Award

Jean Lafitte Scholarship Award

Fisher High School Seniors can apply for the scholarship by filling out the application and turning in at the museum. Jean Lafitte Scholarship Application

Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival Update

Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival Update

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!

Construction has begun on the Rosethorne Tidal Protection Project

Construction has begun on the Rosethorne Tidal Protection Project

JEAN LAFITTE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the start of Phase 1 construction on the Rosethorne Tidal Protection project. The $34 million project is the second of 10 high-priority flood risk reduction projects...

Lafitte Barataria

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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.

 

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