Chalmette Battlefield

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The Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery is about 7 miles downriver from the New Orleans French Quarter. This historic site is a monument to two of the most significant wars in U.S. History, both having major implications regarding the survival of the nation. Each year, in January there is a reenactment of the battle, by volunteers, wearing authentic period uniforms, with exhibits of authentic armaments, tents, cooking utensils, and historical discussions about the battle.

Explore the battlefield with a driving tour. Learn about the War of 1812 from visitor center film and exhibits. Kids can earn a badge with the Junior Ranger program. The center’s bookstore has books, period music, reproductions of items from the period, and children’s books. Admission is free.


Chalmette Battlefield

8606 West St. Bernard Highway
Chalmette, LA 70043


Algiers / West Bank


The battlefield grounds and public restrooms are open Mondays through Thursdays 7:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Grounds, restrooms, and visitor center are open Fridays-Saturdays 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m.

Open daily 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed December 25 and Mardi Gras.