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Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery is on SR 46, 6 mi. downriver from the New Orleans French Quarter. Part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, this 141-acre park preserves the site of the Battle of New Orleans. On Jan. 8, 1815, Gen. Andrew Jackson and 4,000 troops and volunteers defeated a force of British regulars, securing the Mississippi River and America's claim to the Louisiana Territory.

Chalmette National Cemetery, the Malus-Beauregard House and a visitor center are on the grounds. Ranger talks are given; phone ahead for details. An audio tour by cellphone is available.

Visitor Center daily (including Memorial Day and Veterans Day) 9-4; closed Mardi Gras Day and federal holidays. Battlefield grounds and national cemetery daily (including Memorial Day and Veterans Day) 9-4, other federal holidays 9:30-3:30; closed Mardi Gras Day. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
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