Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
Learn about how the Acadians settled along the banks of Bayou Lafourche. This museum depicts the history and heritage rooted in the culture today.
Take a walk along the boardwalk where you may spot an alligator in the bayou.
The park is a hidden gem and should be visited by everyone in the greater N.O. area, especially if you have children. The staff is always helpful and informative. I've seen deer, alligators, feral pigs at dusk, and snakes up close and personal. The foliage is beautiful in the spring, and the trails are adventurous to walk on. I love visiting the park especially in the spring and fall when the weather is wonderful.
We loved this park! When we checked in to the visitor center we asked where the best spot was to see alligators. We are from out of town and we were on a mission to see one! We were given a map and told where they like to hang out and we set out on the trail. We loved the wooden walkways throughout and how the trail changed ecosystems in the middle. We went from rainforest to wetlands in a matter of a half mile. We saw very friendly squirrels, frogs, lots of birds, incredible scenery and Two, yes two... alligators just off the trail. What a treat! We didn't even scratch the surface here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to see the Southern Louisiana countryside and meet some of the wildlife up close and personal in a beautiful setting!
***CLOSED DECEMBER 23-JANUARY 7***
On this guided tour you’ll take an imaginary journey down Bayou Lafourche as you learn about how the first settlers used the bayou as a source of transportation, food, and trade.