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Chalmette National Historical Park

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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This battlefield is very interesting and the museum is free! The cemetery behind it is very sad as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ami G
Metairie, Louisiana
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So interesting and the new museum was very well laid out

The guide gave a very informed talk about the battle. My husband is a history graduate and he was... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2019
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This battlefield is very interesting and the museum is free! The cemetery behind it is very sad as there are so many of them that just say "US Soldier" or "Unknown Soldier". Please note that there is only one grave that contains a veteran of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ami G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Creole Queen riverboat tour. Its claim to fame is it is historical. The historian on board gave an OK talk on the trip down the Mississippi to the Chalmette National Park. When we got off the boat at the park we were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not really what we expected. Very little to actually see or do. Limited information available on site. But, it was free.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

This site was the turn-a-round point for our paddle boat cruise on the Mississippi. The boat docks to allow a quick tour of the site and the museum. Unfortunately, due to number of the people on the tour, in was rather difficult to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2019

The guide gave a very informed talk about the battle. My husband is a history graduate and he was really impressed. The new museum is great and clearly laid out with a fantastic introductory film. It was a battle I didn't know about but so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sarah-24-48
Reviewed March 7, 2019

The battlefield is pretty much as it was in 1815. The people of New Orleans stopped the invasion in it's tracks. There is also a nice view of the river from the levee.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cliff C
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

If you’ve ever heard the Johnny Horton song, “The Battle of New Orleans”, then this is your place to visit. See where the British were “sent a running...down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!”

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank L6285MOjohnw
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Tour the Chalmette Battlefield, see the monument, the Malus-Beauregard House and the Chalmette National Cemetary along the Mississippi River. Be sure to avoid small mounds of dirt (biting fire ants live in them). Pack a lunch and enjoy in the park like setting among the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nmercer75
Reviewed February 26, 2019

We took the riverboat cruise to this site - highly recommend THAT as well (Creole Queen). The site staff were very informative - and there are a number of excellent displays and a video presentation.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sidwing
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Visited on the Creole Queen paddle boat historic tour that was great with a really good narrator named Charles who gave up his law practice to do the tours and loves his work.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
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