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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
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Great talk by the ranger

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Stephanie W
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Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Stephanie W
Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Start with the visitor center and watch the two films. There are other interesting items to review as well as a park ranger with answers to your questions. You can see the whole battlefield, which is nice to be able to see from the battle perspective. Some battlefields are spread out over a larger area. Take the short scenic drive... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in Ne Orleans and visit this site occasionally. This is where the Americans successfully repelled The British during The Battle of New Orleans. An engagement fought between January 8 and January 18, 1815, constituting the final major battle of the War of 1812, and the most one-sided battle of that war. The British sustained large losses, and the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a well maintained historic site where the Battle of New Orleans took place. My husband is English, but took no offense at visiting this place! The park rangers are knowledgeable and friendly.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We came on the Creole Queen to see the battlefield. We were greeted by a ranger who gave a sparkling talk about the land and the battle. We really enjoyed the visit.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This National Park service site is one of the most under-appreciated in the country. It's remarkable what happened on that battlefield in 1815! Had the US not prevailed, there would be no US right now.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We always visit battlefields and this was one of the best. The movie in the visitors center was very informative. The site still looks a lot like it did when the battle was fought. Amazing experience, and FREE.

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