799 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Mon.- Fri. 9pm - 3pm
Jean Lafitte Town Hall
2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA 70067
Phone (504) 689-2208
Fax (504) 689-7801
Office Hours Mon-Fri
8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Founded by the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte, this coastal community is rich in history and tradition.
Jean Lafitte, Louisiana is a small town in the heart of the Barataria Basin, one of the most prolific estuaries in America and less than an hour from the City of New Orleans. Named after the notorious pirate, Jean Lafitte, this historic fishing village hugs scenic Bayou Barataria and Highway 45, which leads deep into the Louisiana wetlands.
The Town of Jean Lafitte's hard-working residents are proud of their unique bayou culture that has endured for centuries and can be seen in its hospitable residents, restaurants and businesses. Local businesses include shipyards, marinas, fishing guides, boat tours, as well as fine restaurants.
About the Museum:
The 6,000-square-foot, $350,000 wildlife and fisheries museum tells the 200-year-old story of the Town of Jean Lafitte, a historic fishing village 20 miles southwest of New Orleans. Featuring a multi-media theatre presentation, an animated museum exhibition and a nature study trail, the museum leads visitors on a journey through the life of pirate Jean Lafitte, the stories and folk traditions of wetland dwellers and the realities of coastal erosion and natural and man-made disasters.
4917 City Park Dr., Lafitte
Jean Lafitte is a paradise for inland saltwater fishing. Whether you are fishing from the public pier, from your boat or with one of the many expert guides, the Barataria Basin is the perfect place to catch redfish, speckled trout, drum and flounder.
Brochures and local advice at the Town of Jean Lafitte Visitor Information Center. While there see an animated puppet exhibit that tells the story of the pirate Jean Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans