St. Bernard Parish News

Posted on: January 4, 2018


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• Friday, January 5th, 11:00 a.m.: Remembrance Ceremony presented by the Daughters of the British Empire. Ceremony at de La Ronde Historic Site in Chalmette remembers the British troops who fought at the Battle of New Orleans. Free.

 Saturday, January 6th, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Living history experts dressed as civilians and troops from 1815 demonstrate military drills, fire cannons and muskets, perform period music, and share life in 1815 via hands-on activities, games, and craft demonstrations. ALL public parking at the St. Bernard Parish Government Center, 8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette (restrooms, tourism information, and informal talks by local historians available at the center). Free wheelchair accessible shuttles will run continuously between the parking area and the battlefield. First shuttle leaves the parking area for the battlefield at 8:45 a.m.; last shuttle leaves the parking area for the battlefield at 2:15 p.m. Last shuttle leaves the battlefield for parking area at 3:15 p.m.

• Saturday, January 6th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Battle of New Orleans Lecture Program, St. Bernard Council Chambers

• Saturday, January 6th evening: Lantern Tour presented by The Company: A St. Bernard Community Theater. Tour provides a guided walk through Chalmette Battlefield on "the night before the Battle of New Orleans."   For more information on these events contact the Office of Tourism at 504-278-4242.