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Chalmette National Historical Park

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
+1 504-589-2133
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This was a worthwhile stop to put things into perspective. We actually took the Creole Queen and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Union Furnace, Ohio
Great visit brought to life by Brian Killemede’s book

Seeing the grounds and hearing from the Park ranger is good but reading Brian’s book brings the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Panama City Beach, Florida
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This is where Andrew Jackson and his troops fought the Battle of New Orleans, which was bloody and decisively ended the war of 1812. Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.
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“creole queen” (39 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
+1 504-589-2133
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a worthwhile stop to put things into perspective. We actually took the Creole Queen and stopped to tour the battle field. Our narrator was very knowledgeable and we learned a great deal of history. Lots of historical reads along the trail.

Thank needlewings1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seeing the grounds and hearing from the Park ranger is good but reading Brian’s book brings the site to life.

Thank LauraS1118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the plot of countless books and movies. A ragtag group takes on the most powerful empire and, amazingly, defeats it. Only this isn't a movie - it really happened here. Andrew Jackson, through sheer force of will, personal charisma, and military genius assembled a...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area, visit the Chalmette battlefield where Andrew Jackson, with the help of Jean Lafitte's pirates and others, defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans. Start with the visitors' center's exhibits to provide the context necessary for a rich...More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently returned from a wonderful tour of the Chalmette Battlefield. To start with, I highly recommend you read up on the battle before visiting. This will give you a better understanding of what your seeing. The battlefield is about 20 minutes from downtown New...More

Thank rotyluvr
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Figured we'd take a quick look but quickly found ourselves swept up in an incredible detailed and enjoyable history lesson from the guys at the visitor's center! They really knew their stuff, and took all the time in the world for us, talking about historical...More

Thank Lindi d
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Ranger Chad did a wonderful job of explaining the context surrounding the Battle of New Orleans and it's significance in the War of 1812. The exhibits are laid out well and the battlefield itself is very well kept.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Chalmette Battlefield where the Battle of New Orleans was fought is a fascinating place which is under appreciated in U.S. history.

Thank randyjone5
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Basically it's a little field with a little monument and a little museum with a little history on the Battle of New Orleans. The Rangers are very friendly. Just not much here not much to do but you have to be a real history buff...More

Thank bruce p
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a beautiful and interesting place to visit...so full of history and makes the imagination run wild with what all happened there...it's amazing

Thank SheilaW09
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John D
1 February 2016|
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Response from Guest080 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about cab pricing. You are not really very far from the city, but lots of stop and go traffic, especially any time near rush hour. That would add to the taxi cost. You would have to call for a taxi to pick you... More
14 January 2016|
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
As everyone else replied, the park is up and running. It has a wonderful free museum and the locals love to walk, run, or bike around the battlefield. It has restrooms and I was even able to go up into the monument for the... More