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  • Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 10/24/2014 to 01/31/2015 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

    Battle of New Orleans Talk

    In 1815, the American victory at the Battle of New Orleans brought the country together and gave the United States new prominence on the world stage. Hear the story of the battle on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army.

    Talk takes place about 2:45 p.m. each day when Creole Queen excursion boat arrives at battlefield. No talk (the battlefield is closed) on Mardi Gras (Tuesday, March 4, in 2014) and federal holidays, except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day when the battlefield is open. Note that gates to the battlefield and to the national cemetery are open 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on days when the battlefield is closed, except for Mardi Gras, when gates are also closed.

    Chalmette Battlefield is located at 8606 West St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette. Note that thereĀ is no talk on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving), or Thursday, December 25 (Christmas); visitor center is closed but grounds are open as noted above.

    Location: Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve | Map Time: 2:45 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette Contact Email: jela_interpretation@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: 504-281-0510

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