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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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I urge all visitors to NOLA to get out of the city and enjoy this amazing historical site. It's true that if this battle in which the Americans were outnumbered lost this country... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Muskego, Wisconsin
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Muskego, Wisconsin
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I urge all visitors to NOLA to get out of the city and enjoy this amazing historical site. It's true that if this battle in which the Americans were outnumbered lost this country of ours would have had a completely diferrent history. A new visitor center is a fantastic addition!

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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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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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45 helpful votes 45 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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179 helpful votes 179 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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