Chalmette Visitor Center - Battlefield History
National Park Service
Explore the Life of a National Battlefield Park
On January 8, 1815, the Battle of New Orleans was waged on the Chalmette Battlefield, marking the last great battle of the War of 1812. Here the Americans won a resounding and unlikely victory over a vastly superior British force. The battle would establish the new American democracy as a power to be reckoned with and launched the political career of then General Andrew Jackson. To commemorate the battle, the war and its far reaching implications, the National Park Service commissioned a rich new interactive exhibition for the Visitor Center adjacent to the battle site.
Working with our partners, Argentine Productions, The Park Service tasked us with the creation of eight touch screen interactive experiences which would educate visitors to the battle site.
"Battlefield History" allows users to explore the battlefield's landscape, monuments and key features to see how they've changed over time. Images morph and the landscape changes as visitors toggle between dates. The interactive provides the user with a strong sense of place, demonstrating how the landscape outside of the visitor's center changed since the battle. Since the battle took place, homes, fields and even a village established by freed slaves once stood on the battlefield grounds.
Kim Quinn, Stacey Wiley
Rebecca Sherman, Troy Lachance