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“The Battle of New Orleans 1815”

Chalmette National Historical Park
Ranked #63 of 383 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 it gets little notice. Recommend you read the story and walk the hallowed ground. Visit the national park building for books. This is the first victory the US got without foreign help (as Yorktown) and cemented our national reputation. Strongly recommend!!

Thank abscfs
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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 in front of the visitors' center. I thought he was quite good, but many people walked away before he was finished. Of course, these same people did not visit the museum or walk around and read the signs on the self-guided tour. (I guess they were just along for the boat ride???) In the visitors' center, there is a small but very good museum with 2 short films. Definitely worth a visit if you're a history buff.

Thank washington1967
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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, visitor's center and climbing to the top of the Memorial Monument at Chalmette National Historical Park!!!

Thank Glenda W
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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 see shows on it but actually seeing the space shows just how small an area the battle was fought in. You can stand where the Americans did as they defended against the British.

There are a few cannons on the battlefield, the cemetery, monument and visitors center. The visitors center is a must. It has some amazing historical pieces and a personal favorite is the simulation battlefield they have when you walk in. As you watch a short movie about the battle, little glowing dots move around the map and give you a bird's eye view of the battle. So stop by and check it out!

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 like in 1815. The visitors' center provides a brief overview of the war and the battle. Definitely worth a quick excursion.

Thank Max T
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