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Chalmette National Historical Park

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Address: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number:
+1 504-589-2133
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This is where Andrew Jackson and his troops fought the Battle of New...

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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Very nice visitors center, the actual site is about all there is to see, the loop around the battlefield has stops to describe positions. Anyone interested in history would enjoy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ennis, Texas
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Ennis, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice visitors center, the actual site is about all there is to see, the loop around the battlefield has stops to describe positions. Anyone interested in history would enjoy the site and walking it in nice weather. The cemetery is next to the battlefield.

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Alameda, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this location on the Creole Queen River Boat. The Captain told the story of the battle while traveling to the park. He was very informative about the battle and entertaining in the way he told. It wasn't a dull history lesson. I appreciated having the background before getting to the park. We were greeted by a ranger who told... More 

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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center here does a great job of providing enough information about the War of 1812 and the significance of the Battle of New Orleans without being overwhelming. You can walk around the battlefield area to gain an appreciation of how small an area helped decide the outcome of this war. The hike up the memorial tower really isn't... More 

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spring, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are a history buff like me, this battlefield is a must see. andrew jackson and his american troops held off the british invasion in the war of 1814 here and some of the canon are still in place. visit the guest hall and see actual uniforms and weapons used for the period. take a walk and visit the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing too exciting here but if you are a history buff, this is a must see if you are in the New Orleans area. The Historical Park consists of the battlefield, a monument, a short driving tour, and a reconstructed plantation house. This is the probably the most famous battle in the War of 1812 and is better known as... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We took the Creole Queen river boat for this tour. We are history buffs so we thoroughly enjoyed this. The narration of the river boat was superb. Upon arriving at the battle ground we received a review by a park ranger. He then opened the museum on site. There was a movie that repeated what the ranger stated, I would... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Jackson's victory at New Orleans is well served by this park. They have an excellent set of videos in the visitor center explaining the battle. The park terrain is well marked and you can see how the battle unfolded. The park rangers are friendly and helpful. If you can attend the anniversary ceremonies in early January it is well worth... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

After visiting Gettysburg this summer, Chalmette is rather pedestrian. Beaitiful old oaks and a cemetery, and a deserted plantation house. Sad to learn that the battle was fought After a treaty had been agreed to: 20,000 British casulties. We visited on the Freol Queen, which i highly recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It’s pretty cool to have a 200-year battlefield just a few miles form your house. It is primarily a large field (that doubles as a cemetery), but the visitor center is informative and the rangers lead several talks throughout the day. Not a bad place to spend an hour or so when you need a break from partying on Bourbon... More 

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Lake Odessa, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited he park on our last day in New Orleans. The cemetery was amazing! This place is so large, it makes you really think about what happened here. Nice to get away from so many people for a bit.

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