Living History & Historic Weapons Program Policies & Manuals

Man dressed as War of 1812 era British soldier stands by a house
British and American troops and civilians bring the Battle of New Orleans to life at Chalmette Battlefield.

David Platt

The links on this page provide National Park Service program policies and manuals as well as useful information for living history reenactors. Most of Jean Lafitte's living history programs happen at Chalmette Battlefield, site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815; to learn more about the battlefield, follow the link. If you have questions, email the park.




Men dressed as War of 1812 American soldiers fire a cannon
Representing and re-creating the world of the past is the special work of living history reenactors. After a period artillery demonstration, people who thought history was dull are usually convinced otherwise.

Michael B. Chutz

Last updated: November 2, 2018

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