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Chalmette National Historical Park

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
+1 504-589-2133
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Don't be a knucklehead! Visit this great FREE Nat.'l Park

Less than ten miles East of New Orleans. Site of the Battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1815. Self... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
paul d
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Battle of New Orleans

What a beautiful park -full of History. Great Park Center--ranger was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jani P
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Grove City, OH
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Less than ten miles East of New Orleans. Site of the Battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1815. Self guided driving tour around the park. Free visitor center. Too HOT in the summer. This is for Fall or Spring vacations.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful park -full of History. Great Park Center--ranger was very knowledgeable and helpful. We love history and appreciate the preservation of battlefields and cemeteries. This is a hidden gem

Thank Jani P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of history, scenic and interesting. Great for photography. Climb the stairs of the Chalmette Monument. Tour the visitor center. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to be in the middle of history, make this a stop. A quiet, classy location to learn the story of the Battle for New Orleans. Great for young and old to appreciate history. This is the place where Democracy leapt to the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitors center had some interesting displays and the reconstructed ramparts was a nice touch. The battlefield is no longer a sugar cane field so it now appears as an open field of grass, but you can get a feel of what it must have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815, the last battle of the war of 1812. A defining moment for the ALL American diverse group of 5000+ native Indians, French speakers, Anglos, free blacks under ANDREW JACKSON's masterful tactical guidance who defeated the professional British force...More

Thank r s
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Took a short trip out to the Chalmette National Historical Park. It has a car/walking loop where you can get an understanding of the battle field and how the battle progressed in this open area. It will give you a good perspective of the importance...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Loved the boat tour to the battlefield, but after that a little disappointing. Nothing really there.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Start at the visitor center for an excellent explanation of the battle. Andrew Jackson's force was a model of diversity: Anglos, French, Spanish, free blacks, and Choctaws. After gaining the full picture of the battle, tour the battlefield by car [very helpful for those less...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

This National Park is home to the Battle of New Orleans. There is not much to see but just being there where the battle took place is history enough. The Gift Shop has many things to see inside and momentos but it is outside that...More

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John D
February 1, 2016|
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Response from Guest080 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about cab pricing. You are not really very far from the city, but lots of stop and go traffic, especially any time near rush hour. That would add to the taxi cost. You would have to call for a taxi to pick you... More
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January 14, 2016|
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
As everyone else replied, the park is up and running. It has a wonderful free museum and the locals love to walk, run, or bike around the battlefield. It has restrooms and I was even able to go up into the monument for the... More
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