We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chalmette National Historical Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504.589.2133
Website
Today
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A Must Visit - Historical

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
LA-Traveler70043
,
New Orleans, Louisiana

Similar Things to Do in New Orleans

Add Photo

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Level Contributor
278 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
257 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Muskego, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colorado
Level Contributor
58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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 !!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chalmette National Historical Park also viewed

 

Been to Chalmette National Historical Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chalmette National Historical Park

Address: 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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chalmette National Historical Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?