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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: 504.589.2133
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Excellent museum! See both movies; climb the obelisk.

This battlefield museum provides excellent information about the battle and its place in the war. I especially appreciated the two movies; they were high quality, easy to follow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Julie B
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Sherwood, Oregon

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Sherwood, Oregon
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This battlefield museum provides excellent information about the battle and its place in the war. I especially appreciated the two movies; they were high quality, easy to follow, and brought the battle to life. The visitor center was destroyed by Katrina, rebuilt, and officially reopened on January 8, 2011, the 196th anniversary of the battle. It still seems brand new.... More 

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NORTH BEND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited here almost 40 years ago, and it hasn't changed much. However, I do appreciate the history of this place much more now than I did all those years ago😊. The ranger did a fabulous job of brining this battle to life again.

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Thank LADONNA P
Naperville, Illinois
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503 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice stop that allows you to see the battlefield from the Battle of New Orleans. There is a nice Visitor Center with a museum and you can walk to a house that was constructed on the site - a cool old style plantation. Take the drive around the Battlefield itself - it only takes a few minutes. Next... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour of the Chalmette Battlefield was so interesting. The small museum is very informative also. I am Canadian so only knew a little bit about the Battle of New Orleans so it was interesting to learn more than just the basic facts from school. We also enjoyed the paddlewheeler trip to the battlefield. The lunch on it was just... More 

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Thank Karen5056
College Station
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got to ride the Creole Queen paddle boat down to the battlefield and I didn't expect to be able to see the actual battlefield. You can actually see the entire setup to the situation and the historian that gives the guide is an expert in the field and gives a vivid account of the entire battle.

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is one of the tamest important battlefields in the country. We visited by car on a beautiful, sunny, and mild December day. The main park entrance was being repaired, so we had to enter the cemetery and walk along the river levee to get into the park. There are no parking spaces in the cemetery and the road is... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The park ranger there gave us a nice history of the War of 1812. There is a house of the period that you can walk through though there aren't any furnishings.

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Thank cakedeco
Missouri City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

."ranger harold" grouped us under the most beautiful live oak that i've had the pleasure of having proximity and told us the story of the battle fought in her presence. i could feel ranger harold's regard for the lost souls who laid their lives on the line for freedom: his passion was / is inspirational. i look forward to visiting... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Visited just a short visit. The grounds are beautiful, the park staff was very friendly, clean bathrooms. A cruise ship dropped off a lot of people at the river, which I should have booked! Darn it. We will come back if we visit again

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Thank klfkathy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here while touring on the Creole Queen. Tons of history here. There was a walking/car guided tour but we didn't have time to take (although I'd like to). Lots of informative placards explaining what occurred there. We did have a very informative guide, that helped immensely

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