The Battle of New Orleans anniversary event is taking place this weekend, January 6th through 8th on the Chalmette Battlefield, only a short drive or river boat ride from downtown New Orleans. The event will feature costumed historians recounting tales from life in 1815, tactile demonstrations of crafts and firearms, as well as period music, talks, and lectures. Americans once took great pride in the victory at the Battle of New Orleans as it was the last great battle against the British in the War of 1812.  January 8th used to be regarded as a national holiday, much like the fourth of July is celebrated today. Learn what makes this Chalmette national historic landmark so special this weekend at the commemoration event!