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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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The battle grounds for the Battle of New Orleans

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Westampton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

As part of an afternoon cruise on the Creole Queen, a visit to the Park is included. Apparantly little visited, there is a lot of history here that tells about the Battle of New Orleans. The site has a historical cemetery and there are numerous beautiful 200 year old Live Oak "witness" trees covered in Spanish Moss.

Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I live near Baltimore and have been learning the war of 1812. My husband and I visited the battlefield as part of a trip with the Creole Queen. One of the rangers gave us a description of events before, during and after the battle. I found the talk exciting and informative. I bought a book in the visitors center to... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The ranger gave an excellent narrative of the battle, that was great for a history buff like me. My wife, who is not quite as interested in history, enjoyed it as well. The restrooms are about 50 yards away from the main Visitor Center, but still were nice. The Visitor Center has a brief movie, and has artifacts. Don't miss... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went to Chalmette National Historical Park on our recent trip to New Orleans. My husband and daughter are both history buffs and were so excited to walk the battlefield of the Battle of New Orleans. Gift shop was nice and had memorabilia, books, a short movie, etc. You can walk the grounds, the cemetery, climb the obelisk, and walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I really enjoyed the museum here it's accurate, and very good. I wish there is more to say here, but it something I would recommend visiting if in New Orleans. If you are a history buff, good. If you enjoy a picnic type of date, awesome. It's clean, well maintained, and right next to the river, and close to the... More 

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