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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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    All park sites closed Monday, October 13, for Columbus Day. Follow the link for information about park hours and days and about access to the Barataria Preserve and Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery on holidays. More »

Event Details

  • 10/18/2014

    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:

  • "What About the Women?" - Clothes, cooking, and cartridges: find out how the women of New Orleans contributed to the American victory at the Battle of New Orleans. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, at Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, 504-281-0510. Complete schedule here.