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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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Amazing Battle

My wife, son, and I visited this battlefield while attending a reunion in Kenner. I have always... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stuart Y
San Antonio, Texas
Important, but oft maligned American military victory

The War of 1812 was virtually forgotten until the recent bicentennial brought out the revisionist... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Columbus, Indiana
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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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

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

Thank Stuart Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It's actually pretty nice. There's a visitor center with a few short movies, along with some various artifacts in their tiny museum. You can also climb the 100-something steps to the top of the monument on days that it's open. It's kind of narrow in...More

Thank elizamarsh
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Biloxi. It has a nice visitor center with a short movie telling the story of the battle of New Orleans. The small museum will only take a few minutes to tour. From there you can take a short walk...More

Thank gramgo
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is outside the city in nearby Chalmette (the address given is for the main HQ of the park). It's not a long drive, but it is nice to get out of the city for a bit. The site is pretty peaceful, though the surrounding...More

Thank kgilbert78
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We fired our guns and the British kept a comin - this battle was a win against the British and the National Park Department keep it looking good. You have an hour to look around if you take a trip on the Creole Queen paddler...More

Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This free battlefield and museum is a stone's throw from city center and worth visiting for any fan of history. This was the spot of the pivotal Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. It is possible that, without this victory, a young...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

If you are a war historian a must see in NOLA. If not, maybe not best value for your time. Enjoyed our brief stop on our riverboat cruise.

Thank Mac S
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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