Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial
Here's the full bicentennial event schedule for Chalmette Battlefield Thursday, January 8, through Saturday, January 10. You're welcome to download and print it. It's a big file, so please be patient. Follow the links below to find out what else is happening around the area. Note that all events at Chalmette Battlefield are free and open to the public. Note also that there is no public parking at the battlefield January 8-10; transportation information is here.
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 at Chalmette Battlefield and throughout the area.
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!
Social media - Stay informed about upcoming events and learn about the history, people, and places of the Battle of New Orleans.
Add your pictures to the Chalmette Battlefield/Battle of New Orleans photo collection - Park volunteers have created a Flickr site where they're collecting photos of Chalmette Battlefield and Battle of New Orleans anniversaries. Their plan is to use the photos to create an online pictorial retrospective everyone can enjoy. If you'd like to upload some of your photos, click here.
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.