Battle of New Orleans Anniversary Field Trips
Visiting on a field trip? Watch this first!
The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Field Trip Safety video offers reminders of common safety concerns and helpful tips on how to stay safe during your visit.
View it by following this link:
FIELD TRIP SAFETY VIDEO, JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND PRESERVE
Bring your school, scout, or other group to Chalmette Battlefield for the 202nd Battle of New Orleans anniversary on to experience an unforgettable trip back in time. Links to education materials are available near the bottom of this page.
Visit the site where a hastily-assembled army of Americans worked together to accomplish the impossible---the defeat of the mighty British empire. Listen to the cannons roar, smell the smoky campfires, and discover why the Battle of New Orleans changed the world's balance of power. Meet living history experts in period dress portraying troops and civilians, and discover what life was like in 1815 New Orleans through "Battle of New Orleans University" activities and programs.
Events are scheduled at Chalmette Battlefield on Friday, January 6, 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
To bring your group on Friday, January 6: all spaces for Friday field trips are full and registration is now closed. Registered field trips leaders will receive an information packet, including maps and schedules, by Thursday, December 15.
To bring your group on Saturday, January 7:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL GROUPS ATTENDING EVENTS AT CHALMETTE BATTLEFIELD ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 7:
Follow these links for education material that you and your group are welcome to download and use whether you are coming to the anniversary event or not: Important Concepts about the Battle of New Orleans, Pre Visit Activity, Field Trip Activity, and Post Visit Activities.
For more information, call 504-589-3882 ext. 227 or email the park. Chalmette Battlefield is located at 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette.