Chalmette  Battlefield site of Battle of New Orleans

Chalmette Battlefield

Visit the site of the January 8, 1815 Battle of New Orleans, the last great battle of the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain.

The Chalmette Battlefield, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve allows you to experience living history of the Battle of New Orleans throughout the year.

Visit the Chalmette Battlefield to learn about the War of 1812 from visitor center films and exhibits. Kids can earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center's museum store has books, period music, reproductions of items from the period, and children's books. Admission is free. There is also a Battle of New Orleans ranger talk - daily at about 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. when Creole Queen excursion boat docks at battlefield. Find out more information about history of the battle of New Orleans and the Chalmette Battlefield for your visit.

The Battle of New Orleans Event in January each year is also a must-experience! The reenactment of the Battle of New Orleans truly brings history to life when over 100 living history experts, dressed as 1815 troops and civilians, set up camp at the site of the battle. The event takes place at the 40 Arpent Observatory with a nearby parking and transportation from Arlene Meraux Elementary on Paris Road. (There is no Parking at the site during the event - it is a reenactment, after all!) There will be lots of hands-on activities, though, so find out more about the Battle of New Orleans, and schedule your trip!