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Chalmette National Historical Park

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
504.589.2133
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Ranked #49 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Battlefields
Activities: Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Good news from Chalmette Battlefield----it's now open. It's one of the six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and although... more »
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San Diego
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived only minutes before the park closed. Would have been nice to have had more time but we were able to get some decent photographs (without the sights of industry in the distance that is).

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McDonough, Georgia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were able to visit here when we took the creole queen paddle boat ride. We got off the boat and had an hour or so to tour this place. There was a tour guide who knew his stuff and had a lot to say about the battle of NOLA.

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took a paddle boat to the Chalmette National History Park. We knew there wouldn't be anyone there to show us around and it was a "self-tour." When the boat docked we were informed to stay to the left, and not try to go to the cemetery. That left a house, some fields, and a few signs to read. It... More

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A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I love this part of history! I have long heard Johnny Horton's song 'the battle of new orleans' this park gives me a new light for the song. Amazing time we spent on the battlefield of the last major battle in out war for freedom.

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Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love how the US National Park Service is so prepared for diverse visitors: there's great interpretive maps and signage, excellent rangers, a very helpful exhibit, and books about the War from a lot of perspectives. It's still regrettable that such a pointless war was fought, and I kind of wish there were a little less, "because of the War... More

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Ashland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The Ranger talk was excellent; my 16 year old son was riveted! Visitor center films are engaging and interesting.

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very well kept grounds with easy access to the cemetery and battlefield. The welcome center is a newer building with a small display of items inside. The best part of the visit was climbing the monument to the top to look out. It was a pleasant surprise that the buildings and monument were accessible.

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Mamou, Louisiana
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100 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice battlefield site. Very educational and informative. Lovely setting. Would certainly recommend to anyone interested in history.

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Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
46 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you enjoy history and want to learn more about the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson, Jean Lafitte and envision the Battle of New Orleans this is the place to visit. Very large park like setting with visitors center and a towering monument with 126 steps to a small enclosed viewing area. Great exercise but view only fair. Spend your... More

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Louisville, KY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was a very educational stop. I learned more than I thought I would about the battle of New Orleans. Beautiful outdoor walking path with information on what happened at that site. Connected to a peaceful National Cemetary. I am not a war buff but found this area interesting.

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