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Chalmette National Historical Park

Address: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504.589.2133
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Ranked #93 of 456 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is where Andrew Jackson and his troops fought the Battle of New Orleans, which was bloody and...
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Type: National Parks, Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Johnstown, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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287 reviews 287 reviews
170 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very good interpretative displays in the visitor center. This is where visitors really learn about the battle and it's importance in American history. The battlefield itself is a quick drive in a loop, but the cemetery is interesting. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. One young lady ranger (regretfully I do not remember her name) gave us a lot... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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142 reviews 142 reviews
80 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

as mentioned this is a very important historical site, relating to the war of 1812. it's big, quiet and peaceful. there is also a big military cemetery, an old plantation house, a 100' high monument, that is sometimes open to climb and a nice new visitors center. I think it is included in a steamboat tour, but I take the... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

You need to check the schedule of when the visitor center is open. Today, we visited the park. The gate was open and we were able to drive through and read all the signs and see all the sights. The visitor center and the other building were closed. I can tell you from a previous vist two years ago that... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We took the Creole Queen paddle boat tour to the Chalmette Battlefield. The trip lasted about 2.5 hours. It cost $27 round trip. Be sure to look for a $5 off per person coupon available on line. The narrator on the boat was articulate and gave detailed information about all the points of interest along the river bank. There is... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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261 reviews 261 reviews
85 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Nice visit to 200 years of history. Romanticized in Horton's song about the Battle of New Orleans (after the war had ceased) and Andy Jackson's decisive battle with Packenham - this is a truly interesting spot in St. Bernard Parish. Any war buff should visit, as well as U.S. History enthusiasts.

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Spring Valley, California
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22 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This was incorporated with a paddle-wheeler cruise ride so we only had an hour here and our interpretive speaker was halting and slow with his presentation. Had little time to actually walk around. But what I saw was interesting. Hearing about the battle from the ground level perspective was pretty interesting but, well, he could have spoken faster. This is... More 

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