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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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    All park sites except Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery closed Tuesday, November 11, for Veterans Day. All park sites closed on Thanksgiving, November 27. Follow the link for more on park hours and days. More »

Event Details

  • 11/15/2014

    Location: Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM Fee Information: free Contact Name: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 504-589-2636 ext 1

Join park rangers and living history reenactors for Battle of New Orleans University, new programs designed to share War of 1812 history and period skills important to troops and civilians alike. Attend as many or as few as you like. More sessions will be added throughout fall 2014 and will be posted here as available. The bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans is January 8, 2015; learn more about what's happening here.

Upcoming Battle of New Orleans University programs:

  • "Waiting for the Enemy"- With a British invasion of New Orleans looming, the people of the city prepare by making musket cartridges and artillery rounds, learning to fire cannons, and sewing for the soldiers. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, at Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, 504-281-0510. Complete schedule here.