Louisiana has the most colorful history of any state and of many countries. Beginning long before the Louisiana Purchase, our state took shape in prehistoric times. We have had a past of many battles, on the battlefield and in the political arena. Louisiana's architecture is a lasting impression of French and Spanish rule. Today, there are many reminders of the past in our museums, plantations, historic sites and attractions.
Located in St. Bernard Parish just down river from New Orleans, Chalmette is home to the Chalmette Battlefield. The battlefield is the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans which is considered the last great battle in the War of 1812. Visit the battlefield and monuments and then head over to Rocky and Carlos for their world-famous macaroni and cheese.