[Culture & Travel]
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St. Bernard Parish
in beautiful Louisiana.
Culture and Traveler's Guide
Visit historic St. Bernard,
just four miles from downtown New Orleans. Just follow
Rampart Street until it becomes Highway 46 in Chalmette near the National Battlefield.
It was here in 1815 that the Battle of New Orleans was fought between General Jackson's
ragtag American Army and the elite British invaders under General Pakenham. Just
a short distance down
Highway 46 are ruins of the DeLaRonde Plantation, confiscated by the British and
used as a hospital during the Battle of New Orleans. It was here that General Pakenham
was taken when he was wounded. Also on Highway
46 are the Ducros Museum and Library, c.1800, dedicated to St. Bernard history,
and the Islenos Museum next door that depicts the history of the Islenosor Spanish
Island people of St. Bernard. You can also visit the 1787 St. Bernard Cemetery.
In addition to plenty of history, you will also find wonderful restaurants, friendly
people, great fishing and other activities.
For more information, contact:
St. Bernard Parish Tourism.
Louisiana Office of Tourism.
Area Culture and Traveler's Guide, with a Tour
Listings for Travelers: Attractions, Dining, Lodging and More
Geography and Statistics
- Our population is 66631 people in 25147 households.
- The land area is 465.2 square miles (297704 acres);
the water area is 1328.7 square miles (850351 acres).
- St. Bernard Parish is located at latitude 29.89 degrees North, longitude 89.35 degrees West.
- More Census Information and Mapping
Community Links on the Web
Come visit, we'll make it worth your while.
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