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Battle of New Orleans Returns
Friday, January 08 2010
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Cannons will roar once again at the 195th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Visitors are invited from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 to Chalmette Battlefield (part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve). The battlefield is located at 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, Louisiana. More than 100 living history experts dressed as British and American troops and civilians from 1815 will present military drills, cannon and musket firing, and craft and cooking demonstrations. On Friday at 7 p.m., St. Bernard Parish will host a reenactment of the night battle fought on Dec. 23, 1814. On Saturday evening, visitors can experience "the night before the battle" on a lantern tour of British and American camps. All events are free except for the lantern tour.
Location : Chalmette Battlefield (part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve), Louisiana
Contact : (504) 589-2636 ext. 1
Visit the park's Web site at www.nps.gov/jela

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