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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
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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A Most Historic Gem

This is worth the trip if traveling to New Orleans. If you have a car, it's only 6 miles from the Eastern end of the French Quarter. If you take a bus, grab the St Claude bus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This is worth the trip if traveling to New Orleans. If you have a car, it's only 6 miles from the Eastern end of the French Quarter. If you take a bus, grab the St Claude bus eastbound off of Rampart St. along the Quarter, go to the end if the line, then walk one mile to the entrance. It's... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We took a cruise on the Creole Queen Paddleboat and stopped at the park where the Battle of New Orleans was fought in 1812. Loved riding on the paddleboat - it was very relaxing. The Chalmette National Park is an interesting little park dedicated to a part of American history few know much about. The center had some interesting videos... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Battlefields are not my favorite places to visit, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. There is a parks visitor building on site that explains everything and they really do an excellent job. When one first walks in, there is a diorama with flashing lights, that explains in simple, but logical terms ( in sequence) exactly what happened during... More 

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Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Though it was freezing cold outside, the Park Ranger gave very nice presentation of the battle that occurred in 1812. Took the Queen Creole to the park. A very nice relaxing tour !!

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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327 reviews 327 reviews
120 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Celebrating its 200th anniversary, the park is simple yet rich with history. Interesting visitor center with nice grounds that can be completed in a quick drive, bike ride, or a walk.

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Loved the small visitor center and the National Parks employee was quite knowledgeable and friendly. Exhibits are interactive and updated, and there is a small gift shop. Buy a magnet or something inexpensive to support the Parks (2.95 for a fridge magnet). Good picture opportunities, with a walking path to the Mississippi (got a great pic of a tug), and... More 

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Johnstown, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The National battle site of the battle of New Orleans was exceptional, informative and educational. I for one had forgotten how significant the Battle of New Orleans was to the War of 1812. The park employees covered that significants through films, placards and narratives as well as personal knowledge. I would recommend it to anyone. It was great.

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Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visitor center was open, with nice exhibits related to the battle. Informational booklets and pamphlets were available (free) and I believe a few items for purchase. As well as soda and water for sale in a wall cooler. There is a small driving path around the property with placards at various places to read. At the far end is a... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is where the Battle of New Orleans took place. The visitors center is very nice and has lots of short videos to watch. Then you can drive around the grounds to see different vantage points of the battleground. We drove ourselves and took our time. While we were there a paddlewheeler from downtown docked but the people seemed really... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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296 reviews 296 reviews
173 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

we have been preparing for this reenactment of the Battle of New Orleans. The staff and region have been instrumental in preparing for this event and surrounding related activities. I an a NOLA girl and our family is dressing as our ancestors. I live away from home now in KS but visit home as often as I can. NOLA is... More 

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