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Published on Dec 19, 2011
Remember the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette Battlefield, the very place where it happened. Meet the American and British troops who fought one of the most significant battles in world history and the civilians who kept the home fires burning in New Orleans.
Over 100 living history experts in period dress will bring the sights and sounds of January 8, 1815, to life in 2012 on
Friday, January 6 (see parking information below) 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, and period crafts. Click here for Friday's schedule of firings and other programs. Free. 7:00 p.m. Reenactment of the December 23, 1814, night battle at historic de La Ronde Oaks, just down the highway from the battlefield. Hosted by St. Bernard Parish Government and presented by the Louisiana Living History Foundation. Free.
Saturday, January 7 (see parking information below) 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, and period crafts. Click here for Saturday's schedule of firings and other programs. Free. Saturday night Lantern Tour. First tour begins at 5:45 p.m.; last tour begins at 7:15 p.m. Admission by ticket only; tickets are now on sale. Click here for how to purchase tickets and other important information.
Sunday, January 8 (park at the battlefield) 9:30 a.m. Wreath-laying ceremony honors the men who fought at the Battle of New Orleans. Free.