Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial
Thursday, January 8, 2015, is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, the War of 1812's final major battle. Chalmette Battlefield will be the site of commemorations, ceremonies, living history events, and National Park Service programs. Area museums, governments, living history groups,and others are planning special exhibits, programs, reenactments, and other activities. See the links below to learn more.
The National Park Service theme for the bicentennial at Chalmette Battlefield will be "Celebrating Unity" and will highlight the unity
Follow the links to find out what's happening when at Chalmette Battlefield and throughout the area.
Social media - Stay informed about upcoming events and learn about the history, people, and places of the Battle of New Orleans.
"Battle of New Orleans University" programsat Jean Lafitte - Discover history or learn some 1815-era hands-on skills at special free programs led by park rangers or living history reenactors in the months leading up to the bicentennial in January.
Volunteer opportunities - Would you like to help make this historic anniversary happen? The park needs volunteers to work at the visitor center information desk, as sales assistants, greeting buses and riverboats, helping the clean-up crew, and assisting "Battle of New Orleans University" craft demonstrators, speakers, and musicians. See you on the battlefield!
Media representatives - Information from battlefield background to press releases to public domain images is available at the link.
School field trips - Registration for school field trips on Friday, January 9, is closed since all available spaces have been filled. Many thanks to all the schools who follow the park on this website, Facebook, and Twitter and who signed up faster than ever before in the history of Battle of New Orleans anniversaries!
If you plan to bring a group other than a school field trip to a bicentennial battlefield event, please email the park to discuss logistics.