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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
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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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A great walk through history.

Getting to the park itself is a bit of a nail bitter. You unforgently have to drive thru part of the 9th ward or thru St Bernard Parish which if anyone remembers, got hit really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Getting to the park itself is a bit of a nail bitter. You unforgently have to drive thru part of the 9th ward or thru St Bernard Parish which if anyone remembers, got hit really hard by Hurricane Katrina. I still recommend going to this battlefield and cemetery. The park service was very informative about what happened before and after... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice place to check out. We've enjoyed visiting the past couple years during our vacation in New Orleans. Gives the kids a little part of history and is a beautiful place to walk around. Doesn't cost anything to go look around get a little education while you're there. We will definitely stop there again in the future.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This battlefield was the site of one of the most improbable victories in the history of warfare. The battle was fought after the Treaty of Ghent was signed ending the war, but word had not travelled to the warring factions in America. On January 8, 1815, the British army was defeated by a rag tag group of soldiers, pirates, freebooters,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I grew up visiting the battlefield and always go back when in the area. The live oaks are beautiful. You can happily fall asleep sitting in the roots of a giant tree and listen to the cicadas. The museum has a lot of information about the Battle of 1812 and some videos. From the levee you can watch boats go... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

While it is a beautiful and historic site, we were quite in awe at the condition of the landscape where a battle took place. How on Earth were those men able to stand up in that sloggy Marsh much less wage war?? It is a beautiful place if you would like to stop by for a picnic or a short... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

As part of our Creole Queen Cruise, we stopped for an hour at this National Historical Battlefield. We were greeted by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic National Park Ranger. He gave us a 25-30 minute presentation about the Battle of New Orleans and the importance of this battlefield. I had never fully understood the importance of this battle until this presentation.... More 

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Had to visit here because I enjoy historical sites and I still remember Johnny Horton's rendition of the song "Battle of New Orleans".Easy to get here if driving, or you can take a cab or Uber, or cruise down with the Creole Queen. If you drive on your own, you will have much more flexibility and more time to enjoy... More 

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Kingsburg, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Who knew the War of 1812 was so important and so interesting? It really was presented well at the Chalmette Park. We just happened along while driving through the Lower Ninth. Glad we stopped!

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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It's an interesting paddleboat ride up the Mississippi River to the park, but the park itself could use an update. A park ranger gave a short discussion about the battle, but there wasn't much else to see.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited the park back in April in the late afternoon. The house was closed while we were there. Very quiet, not many people there. They have the memorial, the house, some trails. We spent an hour or so walking around. The grounds were lovely, and it was good to learn more about the battle. Would recommend for visitors to see!

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