Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

By visiting the culture center, you can enjoy the story of the Acadians who settled along the bayous, swamps and wetlands of southeast Louisiana. A spacious boardwalk offers an excellent view of the bayou. Park rangers are on duty at the information desk to answer questions and assist visitors. Schools and other organized groups may make arrangements for special visits to the Center with activities tailored to the group's interests and age level.

The Center is a Unit of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve, established in 1978 to help preserve and interpret the cultural diversity of the Mississippi Delta Region. Rangers at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center can provide information about other park units, facilities and programs.

Special hands-on demonstrations available in various Cajun crafts. 

Restroom facilities and motor coach parking.

FREE Cajun Music Jam Session each Monday evening from 5:00 - 7pm. 

FREE walking tour of Historic Downtown Thibodaux daily at 2pm.



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Latitude: 29.795835 Longitude: -90.824412 Elevation: 15 ft

Hours Open

The Center is open Monday from 9 am - 7 pm, Tuesday - Thursday from 9 am - 6 pm, and Friday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.

Visitor Fees

No admission fee. Arranged group tours.

Accessibility Notes

Handicap accessible

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