Coming Up: Commemoration Of The Battle Of New Orleans
Head out to Chalmette Battlefield to remember the Battle of New Orleans through a live re-enactment!
The Battle of New Orleans was the last major battle in the War of 1812, and a massive victory for America over the British armies. In 1815, the Treaty of Ghent was signed, but before the news could reach the armies in America, the British troops attempted to attack the Americans. In a surprising twist, the outnumbered, undertrained U.S. soldiers under General Andrew Jackson lost only 250 to Britain’s 2000, and won in a surprising outcome.
Every year, live re-enactors take to the battlefield to commemorate this event and you’re invited to watch! All participators dress in authentic uniforms and work with time-appropriate weapons for a carefully-orchestrated, authentic experience. You’ll even see the officers as they plan manuevers to outflank the British.