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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
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Excellent, but only if you take the paddle-wheeler trip down the river.

The battlefield site itself is interesting and has some good explanatory signage along the path toward the museum. (Said museum was closed when we visited -- Columbus Day.) But... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Silver City, New Mexico
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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The battlefield site itself is interesting and has some good explanatory signage along the path toward the museum. (Said museum was closed when we visited -- Columbus Day.) But the real payoff is if you take the Creole Queen down the river to get there. Our guide, Charles, gave an excellent introduction during the voyage, but saved his best, most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had about 4 hours to spend before leaving to catch a flight and we often try to find a local historical site wherever we go. This was time well spent. As neither of us knew much about the war of 1812, the information center and displays were very helpful. A quick drive around the battle field... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although only a few miles from the French Quarter, the traffic makes this a bit of a drive. The Visitors Center is small but well-done with a nice summary film of the Battle of New Orleans. The battlefield is stark and open but signs around the perimeter provide good information. The large old home is unfurnished and there is little... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Trying to find the place is a chore. One sign from the interstate and then trial and error the rest of the way. The obelisk was nice, but worn. For such a significant battle, little attention was given to the battlefield. No ramparts, or reproduction of the works that Jackson built........just a mowed field with some signs around. For a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make time to visit this park in combination with the other Visitor Centers (French Quarter is closed on Mondays) in the area that put the whole picture of the history of this region in focus. This particular spot was the site of the War of 1812. The live oak trees and short walk are beautiful as is the plantation house... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as a part of our boat ride.The guide was very knowledgeable and told much about the wars.Worth a trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love to walk in this park. The staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the Battle of New Orleans, Civil War and the graves. This park is a must of any history buff who is visiting New Orleans.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I took the Creole Queen paddlewheeler tour that stopped at Chalmette National Historical Park. We had about an hour to spend at the Park. Unfortunately, a bad storm had come up so it was raining. Those that went ashore did get to see the empty Plantation Home on the site and a visit to the small museum and visitor center.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is a fun place to visit on a sunny day to take in some history and fresh air. We visited during the bicentennial events and got to experience reenactments ( and crowds) . The drive isn't too far but you would need transportation to get there. The visitor center provides information about the battle and there is a room... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

If you are into the National Park System this is a fabulous stop- you can get a stamp in you NP Passport:). Lots of history, beautiful setting, right next to the Mississippi River.

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