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4917 City Park Dr., Lafitte,
Lafitte, LA 70067

Property Description

Discover the 200-year-old history of the town of Jean Lafitte at Lafitte's Barataria Museum and Wetland Trace. Begin your journey with a theatre presentation that tells the story of the people who call this historic fishing village home. Then visit the kid-friendly museum with exhibits on Pirate Jean Lafitte, folk traditions, the wetlands environment and coastal erosion and restoration. The museum features animatronic figures as well as historic artifacts and a wildlife specimens collection. Complete your tour with a walk on the Wetland Trace, a boardwalk trail through a cypress swamp leading to a bayou, rookery and marsh area.

Directions

LESS THEN 30 MINUTES FROM NEW ORLEANS: Take I-10 to US-90 across the Crescent City Bridge. Stay straight and go onto the Westbank Expy. and travel 4.5 miles. Take the Barataria Blvd. Exit (4B). Continue to the second light and turn left on Barataria Blvd. Travel 3.5 miles to Leo Kerner/Lafitte Parkway (Hwy. 3134) and turn left. Continue for 8 miles and turn left on LA 45/Jean Lafitte Blvd. Take a left on City Park Drive. The museum is on the right.

Lafitte's Barataria Museum and Wetland Trace
Amenities
Category
  • Historical Museum
Discounts
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Student Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
  • Special Packages Available
General Information
  • Open Year-Round
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly