In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

The Heart of Louisiana: Jean Lafitte National Park

This park celebrates a heroic victory at the Battle of New Orleans, South Louisiana’s rich Acadian culture and the peaceful beauty of the Barataria swamp.

One hundred years ago, Congress had a great idea and passed legislation creating the National Park Service. As the park service celebrated its 100th birthday, we decided to explore our Louisiana National Parks.   At Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, it’s about a quiet walk that brings you to the wildlife and lets you experience the delicate and scenic beauty of a uniquely Louisiana National Park.