Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Pete Berezuk, portraying a United States Marine during the War of 1812, explains his weapon to school children as the U.S. Park Service Chalmette Battle Field Park celebrates the 199th anniversary of the Battle with several daylong events including living history encampment, cannon and musket firings, military drills, music, activities, talks, and period craft demonstrations on site in Chalmette, La. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The events continue through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking is available on site but free parking and shuttle service is available behind the St. Bernard Government Complex.

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.

(504) 523-3939

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