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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 #46 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, National Parks, Cultural
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: Battlefields, National Parks, Cultural
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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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
61 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
77 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Miami, Florida
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86 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Chalmette Plantation was the scene of the final, deciding battle of the engagements comprising the Battle of New Orleans December 23, 1814 - January 8, 2015. The restored Jackson Line is the centerpiece of the park, and the cleared land in front of the breastworks is mute testimony to the withering fire unleashed by American cannon and musket on... More 

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Lake Charles, LA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The sight of the famous Battle of New Orleans is just a short drive out of the city to St. Bernard Parish. Military enthusiasts will enjoy the self guided walking tour. Be sure and climb the 112 (or 116) steps to the top of the memorial obelisk for some great views of the battlefield, the Mississippi and surrounding St. B.... More 

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Oklahoma
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We arrived on the Creole Queen riverboat tour and got to spend an hour looking around which was not enough time. Saw the summer house of Gen P. G. T. Beauregard, huge oak trees, battlefield, cannons, obelisk monument and grounds. There was not enough time for us to see the cemetery on the east side. The house was impressive and... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Battle of New Orleans that ended the War of 1812 was here. There's an old plantation house and a vast field and guns to mark the scene. We rode bikes from the French Quarter passing through Bywater and the Lower Ninth to see the cemetery. There was no one here and it seems like people rarely visit this park.

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