The 10 Best Things to Do in Chalmette, United States

December 19, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Chalmette is a census-designated place (CDP) in, and the parish seat of St. Bernard Parish, in southeast Louisiana, United States. The 2010 census reported that Chalmette had 16,751 people. The 2011 population is listed as 17,119; however, the pre-Katrina population was 32,069 at the 2000 census. The population hence declined by 46% between 2000 and 2010. Chalmette is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. Chalmette is located east of downtown New Orleans and south of Arabi, towards Lake Borgne.
Restaurants in Chalmette

1. The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813 +1 504-528-1944
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5 based on 22 reviews

The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #2 museum in the world and #2 in the U.S., and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including an opportunity to tour and even ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. The Museum is open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. nationalww2museum.org

Reviewed By Barbara T - Granbury, Texas

We spent a little over a half day at the museum and left more to see for a future visit. As suggested in Trip Advisor reviews we first bought tickets and experienced "Beyond All Boundaries", narrated by Tom Hanks. It was awesome and was a great way to kick-off a visit to the museum.

2. Rene Beauregard House

River Road, Chalmette, LA 70124 +1 504-589-2133
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Rene Beauregard House

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

We got confused. We were looking for one Beauregard house and we ended up visiting two of them. One was a residence of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. It is located at 1113 Chartres Street in New Orleans. The other is the Rene Beauregard House, also known as the Malus-Beauregard House, which is located at the River Road in Chalmette, Louisiana. It is an 1830s porticoed mansion, an example of French-Louisiana architecture, that was built on the site of the Battle of New Orleans, less than 10 miles from downtown New Orleans. During the 1815 battle, General Andrew Jackson used the property as his headquarters. Built in 1832, the two-story, 60-by-10-foot house with 12-foot-deep galleries on the north and west elevations is named after its first and last owners and served as a country residence for several wealthy people during the 19th century. Later, the house took its present name from Judge Rene R. Beauregard and is located at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park. There is a colonnade of eight columns across both front and back of the house, the main body of which is only one room deep. There are four rooms to each floor. The walls of the house and the columns are of brick plastered and painted. But perhaps the most interesting detail of construction is the chimney. In reality, there are two chimneys which are joined together by means of an arch in the attic and come out of the roof as one. The National Park Service restored the mansion in 1965 and after it sustained substantial damage by hurricane Katrina in 2005.

3. Frenchmen Street

405 Esplanade Ave, Between Frenchmen & S. Peters & Elysian Fields, New Orleans, LA 70116
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Frenchmen Street

Reviewed By bssk2 - New York City, New York

You see the yellow door in the photo? Well every night we were in New Orleans there was a band playing right in front of it. The whole atmosphere is electric, and so much fun. Don’t just go once- go again and again! Grab a drink and hang out- even dance if you feel inclined!

4. Wimpy's

800 E Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette, LA 70043-5303 +1 504-304-8384
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Wimpy's

Reviewed By Gissocrates3

it seems some people don't know what a dive bar is. You go as you are, you drink cheap beer, and listen to music. There's plenty of people at the bar to speak with, prices for as low as anywhere in town, the beer is cold and that's what you get. No hot women in high heels and dresses, maybe no women at all. Blue collar working bar.... nothing more, nothing less. It's one of my favorite places to drink beer. It's also respectable enough you could bring a local girl for pool

5. Jackson Square

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234 +1 800-800-0550
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Jackson Square

Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.

Reviewed By Ericka R

Pretty to look at. Lots of street artists and performers, but also lots of homeless people trying to engage you with their performances which isn't performance as much as crazy bull. Lots of smells of pee. You can experience this in 10 minutes.

6. RTA - Streetcars

Canal Street, New Orleans, LA +1 504-248-3900
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

RTA - Streetcars

Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there.As streetcars glide underneath grand live oaks and past stately mansions, they offer up relaxing views of the beauty, charm and history of New Orleans for little cost. When riders board these historic vehicles they are boarding a piece of movable New Orleans history. The RTA operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines.

Reviewed By Jin6x - UK

We took the 47 from Canal Street to City Park, took a long wait for it to appear. On our return it took a longer wait (about 20 mins) for it to come but being tourists, we have time on our hands. And it cost only $1.25, but have the exact change!

7. First Baptist Church of Chalmette

305 E Saint Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043-5163 +1 504-277-2939
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

First Baptist Church of Chalmette

Reviewed By yooperman83

First Baptist of Chalmette is a great church if you're new to the area or just visiting. The building was built by volunteer groups in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and is simply beautiful! The congregation seems to be a good representation of the hardy, resilient people of St. Bernard Parish. We came for a Christian crawfish festival they were holding, and came back on Sunday for the morning service. Overall, we were greeted warmly, and enjoyed visiting this church. The preaching and music were great, and we will definitely be back whenever we're in the area! I would highly recommend this church to anyone looking for a church in the greater New Orleans/Chalmette area.

8. French Quarter

Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA +1 833-218-3421
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

French Quarter

The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city.

Reviewed By Ericka R

If you're looking for romance do not come here. It's definitely more for a party type mentality. I'd say the best place to go actually. I could easily see a girls, guys trip, bachlorette, bachelor party going down here.

Royal street is a more chill version of bourbon street. Musical acts playing on both streets. Predominately well.

There are many smells going on here. Lots of pee and homeless people. A bit pushy and assuming of you giving them something. I don't know if you should trust to do so

There are hidden gems of shops here and there. Don't take the fronts of buildings at face value because some are absolute treasures once inside.

All patrons in the establishments were nice and cordial in a real way not a "I'm required to do this because I'm working here".

Do not, I repeat do not wear sandals or open toe shoes of any sort walking around here. I wore Chuck's and the side holes must have allowed unseen dirt to get in. I took my shoes off when we got back to the hotel and my foot was completely black in the places where the holes were. How did that happen?!

Lots of walking to be done here so wear comfortable shoes.

9. Immaculate Conception Church

130 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112-2304 +1 504-529-1477
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5 based on 416 reviews

Immaculate Conception Church

Reviewed By WarEagleCharlotte - Charlotte, NC

We attended a wedding at this spectacular church and it is a beautiful church. We have also attended Mass here on other trips and would highly recommend that. This is worth a visit just to see the spectacular church.

10. NOLA Tropical Winery

Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans, Suite 144, New Orleans, LA 70130 +1 504-561-6010
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5 based on 113 reviews

NOLA Tropical Winery

NOLA Tropical Winery offers a wide variety of tropical fruit wines, fruit infused wines and wine smoothies. We offer complimentary tasting of all our wines. Mention you saw us on TripAdvisor and receive 1/2 off a paid wine tasting (a value of $6.50).

Reviewed By FeatherTrue - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Slipped in for a quick tasting during my recent trip to New Orleans, and boy, was it worth it! I had checked out their selection of fruit wines online prior so I was fairly certain I knew which two bottles would be coming home with...MoreThanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again!

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