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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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History Lovers Only

This free battlefield and museum is a stone's throw from city center and worth visiting for any fan... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris N
Orlando, Florida
Nice Battlefield and Museum

If you are a war historian a must see in NOLA. If not, maybe not best value for your time. Enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mac S
Birmingham, Alabama
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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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  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans, LA
+1 504-589-2133
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This free battlefield and museum is a stone's throw from city center and worth visiting for any fan of history. This was the spot of the pivotal Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. It is possible that, without this victory, a young...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a war historian a must see in NOLA. If not, maybe not best value for your time. Enjoyed our brief stop on our riverboat cruise.

Thank Mac S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place that made Old Hickory famous. Yes, General Andrew Jackson out maneuver the British here and thus ended the War of 1812. It is a very interesting story. Come see it for yourself and bring the kids.

Thank aaires
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the battlefield and memorial with our kids. Few people know of this great battle for our country led by the great Andrew Jackson. The tower was open when we visited and we were able to climb to the top. A little tiring but fun.

Thank chrishyche
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with two elementary age boys, the site is easy to find, not a far drive from downtown. The visitor center has two movies that really explain the battle, it's outline and progression with a detailed map lighting up what the movie is describing....More

Thank greglinmon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited again on the Creole Queen paddlewheel ride. This time, we elected to skip the dosant's speech and were able to spend more time in the museum and climbing to the top of the monument. The climb is not easy for most people, but...More

Thank Rudy W
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We went as part of a morning cruise. Seeing the Chalmette monument was very cool, especially climbing to the top. The stairs are narrow and it's a long way up, but it's a cool experience.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Everything I was told about this battle was wrong, including the song the Battle of New Orleans. Laid out very well with good explanations. Ranger talk gives an excellent overview, do not miss it. And then walk the grounds. Over to the Mississippi River. Then...More

Thank TarrytownTx
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This park is historically important. it tells how an out numbered group of men, from many cultures, defeated a larger army of some of the most talented soldiers in the world. it came at a time when the average american was disheartened. While the park...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Most of our battlefield visits are American Civil War driven, but this was different. The War of 1812 doesn’t get the same book or film coverage, but this national historic site taught us much more than expected about the earlier wars. Nice little visitor’s center...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake
Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for
family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans
Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel
Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush
Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and
the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix
of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond
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John D
I would like to see the battlefield but do not have a car. Are cabs reasonably priced and easy to find to get back to the city from the battlefield?
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
I recall Hurricane Katrina pretty much flooded the park--does anyone have any before and after information? I visited many years ago.
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