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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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Definitely a good stop to learn more

It's actually pretty nice. There's a visitor center with a few short movies, along with some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Beautiful area as well as educational.

Stopped here on our way to Biloxi. It has a nice visitor center with a short movie telling the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • 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 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This is the place that made Old Hickory famous. Yes, General Andrew Jackson out maneuver the British here and thus ended the War of 1812. It is a very interesting story. Come see it for yourself and bring the kids.

Thank aaires
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the battlefield and memorial with our kids. Few people know of this great battle for our country led by the great Andrew Jackson. The tower was open when we visited and we were able to climb to the top. A little tiring but fun.

Thank chrishyche
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We visited with two elementary age boys, the site is easy to find, not a far drive from downtown. The visitor center has two movies that really explain the battle, it's outline and progression with a detailed map lighting up what the movie is describing....More

Thank greglinmon
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We visited again on the Creole Queen paddlewheel ride. This time, we elected to skip the dosant's speech and were able to spend more time in the museum and climbing to the top of the monument. The climb is not easy for most people, but...More

Thank Rudy W
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake
Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for
family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans
Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel
Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush
Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and
the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix
of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond
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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