Two hundred years ago, the sharp report of guns firing and swords clashing filled the air as the Battle of New Orleans was fought on Chalmette Plantation. Place your feet just so and imagine you’re General Andrew Jackson, perusing the scene of what’s now a national monument in the town of Chalmette, LA. Located on the Mississippi River just east of downtown New Orleans, this small community has a history big enough to entertain even the most intrepid travelers. Perhaps one of the hotels in Chalmette, LA with historical relics would suit you? Maybe so, soldier.
The approximately 22-mile trip from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Chalmette is a leisurely one. Stow your luggage at one of the Chalmette, LA hotels and wander out into the fresh air to take in the Chalmette Battlefield and adjacent Chalmette National Cemetery. The kind folks at the visitors center will fill any memory gaps you have about the War of 1812, and you can’t miss the Chalmette Monument, an obelisk erected to honor the Battle of New Orleans troops.
Let nostalgia gently tug you aboard the Creole Queen, a paddlewheeler that putters between the battlefield and Spanish Plaza in New Orleans on the tea-colored waters of the Mississippi River. If you’re a more of a modernist, you can certainly take a Chalmette car rental, too. The cacophony and rich flavors of New Orleans itself must be explored, from the blare of a trumpet and sweetness of a beignet to the call of the wild at the Audubon Zoo. Get lost in the moment and let your cares float down the river—there are plenty of hotels in New Orleans to rest your weary head if you don’t make it back to Chalmette.
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