Battle of New Orleans

January 10, 2020 to January 11, 2020
8201 Benjamin St. Chalmette, LA 70043

Experience living history, cannon firing, children's activities, and campfire cooking at the 40 Arpent Observatory. There is no parking at the site during the event, so take advantage of special parking and transportation from nearby MerauArlene Meraux Elementary on Paris Road. Special evening events include battle re-enactments and hands-on demonstrations. 

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. The majority of the events take place during the day from 9:30am-4:30pm with special events on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night is a re-enactment of one of the skirmishes leading up to the Battle.