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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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Interesting side trip

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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292 reviews 292 reviews
95 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Dubuque, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is where the Battle of New Orleans took place. The visitors center is very nice and has lots of short videos to watch. Then you can drive around the grounds to see different vantage points of the battleground. We drove ourselves and took our time. While we were there a paddlewheeler from downtown docked but the people seemed really... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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173 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

we have been preparing for this reenactment of the Battle of New Orleans. The staff and region have been instrumental in preparing for this event and surrounding related activities. I an a NOLA girl and our family is dressing as our ancestors. I live away from home now in KS but visit home as often as I can. NOLA is... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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