Explore Jean Lafitte’s Fascinating History

The community that takes its name from a privateer has an amazing history.

Jean Lafitte was a privateer who smuggled goods in Louisiana in the early 1800s before helping to defend New Orleans from the British in the War of 1812.  It is therefore fitting that a community that shares his namesake should have a unique and compelling history.

We explored the town to discover all it has to offer in modern times and took a brief journey into the past to find out all we could about Jean Lafitte.  What we discovered was a world apart.

Created in partnership with the Town of Jean Lafitte.