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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Event Details

  • Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 08/28/2014 to 10/31/2014

    Location: Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette | Map Time: 2:45 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 504-281-0510

In 1815, the American victory at the Battle of New Orleans brought the country together and gave the United States new prominence on the world stage. Hear the story of the battle on the very ground where American troops defeated the mighty British army.

Talk takes place about 2:45 p.m. each day when Creole Queen excursion boat arrives at battlefield. No talk (the battlefield is closed) on Mardi Gras (Tuesday, March 4, in 2014) and federal holidays, except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day when the battlefield is open. Note that gates to the battlefield and to the national cemetery are open 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on days when the battlefield is closed, except for Mardi Gras, when gates are also closed.

Chalmette Battlefield is located at 8606 West St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette.