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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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Battlefield visit

Start at the visitor center for an excellent explanation of the battle. Andrew Jackson's force was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
WilliamMz
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Windsor, California
See this National Park if in New Orleans

This National Park is home to the Battle of New Orleans. There is not much to see but just being... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Billy P
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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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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

Thank Billy P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a ride on the Creole Queen and stopped here. To be honest we had no idea we were stopping at this park. Once we were docked we had to check the place out. We made a quick walk through of the museum and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came at dusk on our last night in town, looking for a place to walk off dinner. It was surprisingly interesting. It got dark very quickly but we'd packed flashlights and bug repellant just in case. The plantation house was eerily beautiful and I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter has been fascinated by New Orleans and Cajuns ever since she was introduced to the Cajun fairy tale books of Mike Artell. When I was her age I was fascinated by Old Hasdrubal by Berthe Amos and got her a copy of that,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk the ground where General Andrew Jackson defeated superior British forces in a lopsided victory in 1815. You can actually view the complete compact battlefield from the canal where Jackson prepared his defensive line. This is one of the greatest victories in US history and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This morning was absolutely beautiful. Way too nice to stay inside. Drove out to the battlefield, arriving just as a riverboat full of visitors docked. The good news about this is that the ranger talk is scheduled to coincide with the boat's visit. Ranger spoke...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this National Historic Site after taking a Swamp Tour in Bay Barataria! This place is beautiful from the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees, the lovely countryside and the might Mississippi River!! We enjoyed seeing the cannons, the plantation home,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so happy we stopped! Yes this isn't a battle that is taught in history class but it is so important to the formation of our nation. What I love about this is the perspective it offers. We can read about this battle or...More

Thank Jess R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The War of 1812 is sort of a forgotten war to America, but this battlefield gives a look into the most decisive victory of the war for the US. The ramparts have been recreated, so you can look at what the battlefield might have looked...More

Thank Max T
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John D
2 February 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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Hoosiercritic
15 January 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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