1. CHALMETTE BATTLEFIELD
Walk the grounds on a self-guided tour, see cannon and musket firings, military drills and civilian re-enactors. Free parking at the St. Bernard Parish Government Complex, 8200 W. Judge Perez Drive. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. (504) 589-3882
2. VIEW FROM THE OLD CITY
Take in a symposium on the battle at the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: lectures, panel discussions and history sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo.
3. CABILDO EXHIBIT
“From ‘Dirty Shirts’ to Buccaneers: The Battle of New Orleans in American Culture” exhibition opens at The Cabildo, featuring the uniform coat that Gen. Andrew Jackson wore while leading the troops. Daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Mondays) 701 Chartres St. $6, under 12 free. (504) 568-6968