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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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A must-see for history buffs.

If you are into history, especially the War of 1812, you must get out here. Just 15-20 minutes from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeffrey L
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Morrisville, Vermont
Relaxing history for the non-historian

Take the Creole Queen battle field tour and be treated to a relaxing cruise on the River with a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BXXccdd
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Columbus, Ohio
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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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  • Average10%
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“creole queen” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are into history, especially the War of 1812, you must get out here. Just 15-20 minutes from N.O., there is a good National Park Visitor Center with very friendly, knowledgeable park rangers. The battlefield will help one understand why this place was picked,...More

Thank Jeffrey L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the Creole Queen battle field tour and be treated to a relaxing cruise on the River with a guide giving you a history of the city and the battle. There isn't much at the battlefield itself but a few markers and cannon and a...More

Thank BXXccdd
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you take the Creole Queen you will have less than an hour at the Battlefield, so I suggest skipping the ranger tour and going straight to the sites. I didn’t have much time for the visitor’s center and would have liked to see more...More

Thank iroamaround67801
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to Chalmette National Hisorical park, by Steamboat Natchez. Which I must say was a amazing a true historic ride down the Mississippi River, on arrival we took a short walk and was greeted by a travel guide, who talk us through the historical...More

Thank Lloyd M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on the Creole Queen without knowing much about this battle against the British, but was blown away by the narration of Ranger Chad. Great to walk around and imagininig the battle that took place here.

Thank ChrBrd
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a worthwhile stop to put things into perspective. We actually took the Creole Queen and stopped to tour the battle field. Our narrator was very knowledgeable and we learned a great deal of history. Lots of historical reads along the trail.

Thank needlewings1
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Seeing the grounds and hearing from the Park ranger is good but reading Brian’s book brings the site to life.

Thank LauraS1118
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

It's the plot of countless books and movies. A ragtag group takes on the most powerful empire and, amazingly, defeats it. Only this isn't a movie - it really happened here. Andrew Jackson, through sheer force of will, personal charisma, and military genius assembled a...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

If you are in the area, visit the Chalmette battlefield where Andrew Jackson, with the help of Jean Lafitte's pirates and others, defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans. Start with the visitors' center's exhibits to provide the context necessary for a rich...More

Thank RachelRaven
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We recently returned from a wonderful tour of the Chalmette Battlefield. To start with, I highly recommend you read up on the battle before visiting. This will give you a better understanding of what your seeing. The battlefield is about 20 minutes from downtown New...More

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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
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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
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