Battle of New Orleans in St. Bernard Parish Louisiana

Battle of New Orleans

Come experience living history during the Battle of New Orleans Event at the 40 Arpent Observatory in St. Bernard Parish.

The anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans is commemorated every January on the weekend closest to the battle.

The Battle of New Orleans event includes living history experiences such as, cannon firing, children's activities, and campfire cooking. Special evening events include the battle re-enactments. Held this year at the 40 Arpent Observatory with nearby parking and transportation from Arlene Meraux Elementary on Paris Road, come experience this hands-on, historic event!

The Battle of New Orleans History is shared in many additional ways, with lecture series and national park tours throughout the year. 

Re-enactors, click here to sign up for the Battle of New Orleans Re-enactment.

Friday, January 8, 2021 to Sunday, January 10, 2021

Each year over 150 living history re-enactors come together on the Friday and Saturday closest to the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, to commemorate America's victory over the British in this final major battle of the War of 1812. One of the most amazing things about the Battle of New Orleans is the amount of different people and military groups from different races, social classes, languages, and backgrounds who came together to protect their country and their way of life. This is easily seen throughout the encampments set up during the Commemoration.  

206th Anniversay Battle of New Orleans Events 

January 8th 

Battle of New Orleans Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Chalmette Battlefield 10:00am 

Battle of New Orleans Symposium, Nunez Community College Auditorium

Chalmette Battlefiel is open to the public 

January 9th 

Daughters of the British Empire Wreath Laying Ceremony, De La Ronde 10:00am 

Battle of New Orleans Symposium, St. Bernard Parish Government Council Chambers 

Chalmette Battlefield is open to the public

January 10th 

The Jackson Day Race 8:00am Aycock Barn/Welcome Center