Lafitte Barataria Museum & Wetland Trace


Hurricane Ida in 2021 damaged some of the Barataria Preserve trails and museum, and are currently in the process of planning and designing repairs and replacements for these attractions. With this process, the park aims to incorporate sustainable design to help promote long-term resilience in the face of future hurricanes.
For current trail status and updates, continue to check our Current Conditions webpage and social media sites. To learn more about our Hurricane Ida projects, visit our Hurricane Ida Projects webpage. Thank you for your patience as the parish works to rebuild the park.

The museum tells the 200-year story of life in the fishing communities along Bayou Barataria. Exhibits explore the people and industries of the region, including the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte, who operated in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 1800s. Louisiana's heritage is on display at this fun and informative attraction. View a film on the region as well as interactive displays. Out back, you will find the bridge of The Black Pearl from the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Don't miss the Wetland Trace. This one-mile raised boardwalk loops through the swamp and wetlands of Jean Lafitte. Spot a gator and enjoy beautiful scenery!

Open Tues-Sun 10am-4pm, $6 admission.