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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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Ok, but not much here though

Basically it's a little field with a little monument and a little museum with a little history on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bruce p
Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
Very Interesting

This is a beautiful and interesting place to visit...so full of history and makes the imagination... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LaFayette, Ga. 30728
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (42 reviews)
“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 4 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 October 2017

If your planning to go, pack for a day or nights trip. It's well worth it. From the actual reenactments, to the haunting's that go on throughout the park, itself... it's a very soothing, laid back experience that you won't soon forget. Hell, take a...More

Thank hellfirekeep
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We took the Steamboat to the battlefield. A must see in American history on how Andrew Jackson pushed back the British. Just walking the grounds is both somber and brings a piece of pride. New Orleans is a great city where all people can enjoy...More

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

As a major history buff, and the descendant of one of the Kentucky militiamen who fought in this battle, I knew that I had to come here to visit this site since we were coming to New Orleans. I really enjoyed seeing the films in...More

Thank Lauri M
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

A reverent place where the brace souls are buried from the battle of New Orleans actually fought after the war ended. Great place to read and reflect on the contributions of our forefathers.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 22 September 2017

My wife, son, and I visited this battlefield while attending a reunion in Kenner. I have always wanted to visit this battlefield to learn more about it because it was so lopsided as a victory for the Americans over the British. The Brits had over...More

1  Thank Stuart Y
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The War of 1812 was virtually forgotten until the recent bicentennial brought out the revisionist history brigade to tell Americans that the war was a mistake that the U.S. shouldn't have started, that it was a colossal disaster for the Americans, that the main U.S....More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Do stop at visitors center to study exhibits and watch movie- all of this makes it easier to picture what actually went on here Outside of New Orleans proper- you need a car to get here easily

1  Thank jfadds
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We visited the Chalmette National Historical Park on a recent trip to New Orleans. It is accessible by car. However, we arrived via the Creole Queen River Boat. A Park Ranger greeted us an provided an interesting talk on the Battle of New Orleans. There...More

Thank Ann W
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John D
2 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
15 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