We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chalmette National Historical Park

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
+1 504-589-2133
Review Highlights

If your planning to go, pack for a day or nights trip. It's well worth it. From the actual... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
Must see Battlefield, part of American History

We took the Steamboat to the battlefield. A must see in American history on how Andrew Jackson... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Huntsville, Alabama
Read all 247 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“visitor center” (42 reviews)
“creole queen” (39 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
+1 504-589-2133
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (247)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

If your planning to go, pack for a day or nights trip. It's well worth it. From the actual reenactments, to the haunting's that go on throughout the park, itself... it's a very soothing, laid back experience that you won't soon forget. Hell, take a...More

Thank hellfirekeep
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the Steamboat to the battlefield. A must see in American history on how Andrew Jackson pushed back the British. Just walking the grounds is both somber and brings a piece of pride. New Orleans is a great city where all people can enjoy...More

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a major history buff, and the descendant of one of the Kentucky militiamen who fought in this battle, I knew that I had to come here to visit this site since we were coming to New Orleans. I really enjoyed seeing the films in...More

Thank Lauri M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A reverent place where the brace souls are buried from the battle of New Orleans actually fought after the war ended. Great place to read and reflect on the contributions of our forefathers.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, son, and I visited this battlefield while attending a reunion in Kenner. I have always wanted to visit this battlefield to learn more about it because it was so lopsided as a victory for the Americans over the British. The Brits had over...More

Thank Stuart Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The War of 1812 was virtually forgotten until the recent bicentennial brought out the revisionist history brigade to tell Americans that the war was a mistake that the U.S. shouldn't have started, that it was a colossal disaster for the Americans, that the main U.S....More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Do stop at visitors center to study exhibits and watch movie- all of this makes it easier to picture what actually went on here Outside of New Orleans proper- you need a car to get here easily

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We visited the Chalmette National Historical Park on a recent trip to New Orleans. It is accessible by car. However, we arrived via the Creole Queen River Boat. A Park Ranger greeted us an provided an interesting talk on the Battle of New Orleans. There...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It's actually pretty nice. There's a visitor center with a few short movies, along with some various artifacts in their tiny museum. You can also climb the 100-something steps to the top of the monument on days that it's open. It's kind of narrow in...More

Thank elizamarsh
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Biloxi. It has a nice visitor center with a short movie telling the story of the battle of New Orleans. The small museum will only take a few minutes to tour. From there you can take a short walk...More

Thank gramgo
Nearby Restaurants
Arabi Food Store & Cafe
15 reviews
1.46 km away
The Palms Too
7 reviews
1.12 km away
Gerald's Restaurant
19 reviews
1.86 km away
Ben's Pizzas
8 reviews
1.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Desi Romano's Sports Bar & Grill
5 reviews
3.80 km away
Villalobos Pitbull Rescue Center
53 reviews
4.48 km away
Lower 9th Ward
98 reviews
3.47 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
John D
2 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
15 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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