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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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Enjoyable drive around the park

Unfortunately for me, I was there on a day the Visitors' Center was closed. However, I had previously read a brochure, so I knew the history of the battlefield and its importance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Jefferson, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent US National Park a short drive out of New Orleans. Great information center displays and knowledgeable rangers. Walk to the plantation house and the actual battlefield site. Adjacent cemetery is also worth a look. Picnic area available and clean restrooms. 100 ft. obelisk is open for ascents on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 to 3 pm. Open Tuesdays through... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Unfortunately for me, I was there on a day the Visitors' Center was closed. However, I had previously read a brochure, so I knew the history of the battlefield and its importance to our country's history. It was nice to walk and drive around. It was amazing to see the ramparts from that war still standing.

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Malibu, California
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A very nice layout on the Mississippi River. Monuments, cannons and historical structures give this site a good appeal factor. Lots of memorabilia can be found at main building which also houses some great exhibits. You also have the option of driving your car around the grounds and that looked like a lot of fun but we had taken the... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida, United States
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Read a little history and watch a film or video before you go (it is not really that painful). That will help you understand what happened here. The visitor center provides guidance. But actually walking along the earthen battlements hastily thrown up along a 'drainage ditch' (my interpretation) will give you a sense of history and a real feel for... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took the Cajun Queen paddleboat historical tour, which made a 1 hour stop at this historical park. We had a tour guide on the ship who also carried on an explanation of the history of the park, but we were more interested in exploring on our own. As a historical battlefield site, it's well preserved, but nothing worth driving... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Chalmette National Park is the site of the Battle of New Orleans. Every January there is a reenactment that takes place with several demonstrations for the public to see.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This battle for New Orleans was a key battle in the War of 1812. This historical park offers a daily Ranger talk that really explains why the battle took place here and why it was such a significant victory for America.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A must see to experience and see a battlefield from the civil war. I recommend you to climb the obelisk and get into the house.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We arrived by boat dock, definitely they way to travel there. My wife and I attended for the bicentennial in mid January. The visitor center exhibits were interesting and unique. The trail around the open field is long without much interpretation. One section is under development. If you are a scenic park person, this is a very flat open field... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It's 2015, the Bicentennial of the key Battle of New Orleans....and the Visitor's Center is closed on the Monday we are there. Outdoor sites are fun and provide an overview of the battle components but the Visitor's Center being closed was a great disappointment. Hope you have better luck!

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Additional Information about Chalmette National Historical Park

Address: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504.589.2133
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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