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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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This is a peaceful park with tons of history.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aileen K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank CSarg
Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

My husband and I can here, when we where dropped off from a boat ride. It would have been fun to explore more, but it was still fun. There is an empty house from the mid 1800 that was cool. It would be nice to have more time to explore. It looks like there is a trail there that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 July 24, 2016

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 June 24, 2016

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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