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.