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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

Beyond the Battlefield

The War of 1812's New Orleans campaign ended with the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette Battlefield. But what happened before the battle? Where did the British land and where was their headquarters during the winter of 1814-1815? How did American Major General Andrew Jackson defend the city against the invaders?

Find out the answers when you explore "Beyond the Battlefield" with a self-guided tour that will take you to Jackson's New Orleans headquarters, to the fort that guarded Bayou St. John, and to the British invasion route. Watch this space for an online booklet suitable for printing and links to a mobile web tour and smartphone app---coming soon!



Free copies of the 24-page full-color Beyond the Battlefield booklet are available at:

Did You Know?

A hungry Louisianan peels crawfish.

Although there are over 250 species of North American crawfish, Louisiana’s annual 100-million-pound, $50 million harvest consists mainly of two species. There are a lot of ways to eat crawfish: crawfish etouffee, crawfish pie, crawfish stew, boiled crawfish, crawfish beignets, crawfish bread.....