Battle of New Orleans Anniversary Field Trips
Bring your school, scout, or other group to the 198th Battle of New Orleans anniversary to experience an unforgettable trip back in time on Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12. Education materials are available here to help your group get the most out of their visit.
Visit the site where a ragtag army of Americans worked together to accomplish the impossible: the defeat of the mighty British empire. Listen to the cannons roar, smell the smoky campfires, and discover why this battle changed the world's balance of power. Meet living history experts in period dress portraying British officers and soldiers as well as the American army: local citizens, free men of color, American Indians, Jean Lafitte's Baratarian pirates, US military men, and volunteers from Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
The battlefield anniversary event is Friday, January 11, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 12, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
To bring your group on Friday:
To bring your group on Saturday:
To bring your group to the annual wreath-laying ceremony on Tuesday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m.:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL GROUPS ATTENDING EVENTS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY:
For more information, call 504-589-3882 ext. 226. Chalmette Battlefield is located at 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette.
Did You Know?
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