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Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette

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#77 of 119 in Historic Sites in Louisiana
Battlefield · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • We visited Chalmette Battlefield while approaching New Orleans. Parking is easy and the monument is impressive. The small Visitor’s Center and the helpful staff assist in understanding the Battle... 
    We visited Chalmette Battlefield while approaching New Orleans. Parking is easy and the monument is impressive. The small Visitor’s Center and the helpful staff assist in understanding the Battle...  more »
  • Years ago, I read accounts of the battle on this site. It took many more years to get to view it. The battle field seems so large and flat, and the bulwarks of the defenders so small...and the... 
    Years ago, I read accounts of the battle on this site. It took many more years to get to view it. The battle field seems so large and flat, and the bulwarks of the defenders so small...and the...  more »
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  • Wonderful small interpretive battlefield site of the last battle of the War of 1812. The Visitor Center shows an excellent overview of the battle sequence on demand, including a lighted landscape display in the foreground of the viewing area that shows the respective battle lines and troop movements, blue lights for U.S. and red lights for the British. Adjacent to the battlefield site is a national cemetery with about two thirds of the internments from Civil War soldiers, but also some from the 1815 battle as well as some later ones. A self guided tour with five audio components is available.
  • What a treat to visit this historic battlefield. As you enter the gates, the monument is seen from a far and with each step closer you realize that you're becoming a part of history... The cannons that are set aiming at the battlefield, somewhat hidden behind a man made hill. Luckily there are many plaques with images and descriptions of what actually took place, this allows to visualize what took place a mere ~200 years ago. Just imagine 1000's of solders and horses got to an open field and "duked it out"... All this was happening at the edge of the Mississippi river... This place is a must visit while at NOLA / Chalmette area. Enjoy and post your feedback.

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