Battle of New Orleans Anniversary Field Trips
Bring your school, scout, or other group to the 199th Battle of New Orleans anniversary to experience an unforgettable trip back in time on Friday and Saturday, January 10 and 11. Note that education materials are available; just scroll down the page.
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 10, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 11, 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 Wednesday, January 8 (time TBA).:
Follow these links for education material that you and your group are welcome to download and use (whether you are coming to the anniversary event or not): Important Concepts about the Battle of New Orleans, Pre Visit Activity, Field Trip Activity, and Post Visit Activities.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL GROUPS ATTENDING EVENTS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY:
For more information, call 504-589-3882 ext. 134. Chalmette Battlefield is located at 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette.
Did You Know?
Two volunteer battalions of free men of color fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. These men were the first black American troops to receive pay, equipment, pensions, and bounty land grants equal to that of their white counterparts.