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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 #52 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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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Good place to visit if you like history or want to learn more about the Battle of New Orleans and War of 1812. Nice visitor center which breaks down the battle and once done inside, there is an easy loop drive with different points of interest to stop at around the battlefield. Can also climb to the top of the... More

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San Diego
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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142 reviews 142 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
2 reviews
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
42 helpful votes 42 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
46 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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