Field Trips at Chalmette Battlefield

Glass exhibit case with 1815 American uniform and cannonballs
Displays, films, and interactive exhibits at the Chalmette Battlefield Visitor Center tell the story of the Battle of New Orleans and the War of 1812 and explain why they still matter today.

At Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery in Chalmette, students can learn the story of the War of 1812 and find out why the Battle of New Orleans made the United States a true power on the world stage. Call 504-281-0510 or email the park for more information and reservations.

All field trip space for March 2017 is currently full, but you are welcome to bring your group and explore the battlefield on your own (admission is free). Join the ranger talk at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. (see above) to hear the story of the Battle of New Orleans. Download pdfs for Chalmette Bingo (suitable for grades 1-2) or Chalmette Challenge (grades 3-8) and test your knowledge. If your group will be over 20 people, please call 504-281-0511 ext 28 to let battlefield rangers know when you are coming; this will avoid having several large groups on site at the same time.


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


(504) 589-3882
Phone numbers are for park headquarters. Phones are answered 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Park headquarters is closed on federal holidays and on Mardi Gras.

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