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The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company

387th Fall Field Day Tour of Duty

New Orleans, LA September 20-29, 2024

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Fellow Ancients

In the heart of New Orleans, where the notes of jazz float through the air and the aroma of world-renowned Louisiana cuisine tantalizes your senses, your journey unfolds. This extraordinary trip weaves together the lively spirit of the city, its rich military history, and the timeless allure of its iconic landmarks.

From tributes to Lafayette and Galvez, reliving the triumph at the Battle of New Orleans to honoring living veterans at the National World War II Museum – each moment is a stepping stone through the tapestry of history.

But that’s not all. Brace yourself for surprises around every corner as you immerse yourself in the vivacity of the city’s music scene and savor the flavors of its globally celebrated cuisine.

I invite Ancients and prospective Ancients on this great Fall Field Day Tour of Duty, where the echoes of history harmonize with the vibrant beats of New Orleans. Your adventure promises not just to meet expectations but to exceed them, leaving you with a lifetime of memories and a deep appreciation for the magic that is New Orleans, and the camaraderie of your fellow Ancients.

Facta non Verba.

Mike Fish
MAJ Michael Andrew Fish
Prospective Captain Commanding

The Bourbon Orleans

Immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of New Orleans at the unparalleled Bourbon Orleans Hotel, a truly one-of-a-kind establishment located directly on the iconic Bourbon Street in the center of the historic French Quarter. The hotel is currently undergoing a rennovation that will upgrade a lot of the spaces and services, so photos are for representative purposes.

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Pirates and Patriots

This command year is the 200th anniversary of Lafayette’s visit to New Orleans. The city is also what was the capital of Spanish America and where hero of the Revolution Galvez ruled as viceroy. We will pay tribute to each of these patriots from very different countries.

Our hotel is only a short march away from the historic St. Louis Cathedral. Established in 1789, this iconic cathedral is the oldest continuously active Roman Catholic cathedral in the U.S.

We’ll visit the site of the Battle of New Orleans. While fought after the treaty ending the War of 1812, The victory at the Battle of New Orleans, led by General Andrew Jackson, was significant for boosting American morale and creating a sense of national pride,and is often remembered as a symbol of American resilience and military prowess.

You’ll spend the day at the National World War II Museum where we will conduct a ceremony to honor our Company’s WW2 veterans and our last two remaining veterans of this war.

The journey promises not just an immersion in profound history, renowned Louisiana cuisine, and ceremonial experiences but also a playful nod to the swashbuckling essence of Jean Lafite and everything it encompasses

Honor Lafayette's Visit
Recognize Galvez's Role in the Revolution
Visit the Site of the Battle of New Orleans
Feast on Creaole and Cajun Treats
Honor our Veterans at the WW2 Museum
Take in Bourbon Street and the French Quarter
Church service in the Nations Oldests Continuously operating Catholic Cathedral
Embrace the Pirate Spirit of Lafitte
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Trip Details and Logistics

Fly non-stop from Boston Logan International Airport directly to New Orleans

Outbound Travel

Boston, MA (BOS) to New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Date: Friday, September 20, 2024
Flight: 401
Depart: 8:30 AM Arrive: 11:02 AM


Return Travel

New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Boston, MA (BOS)

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2024
Flight: 400
Depart: 11:55 AM Arrive: 4:25 PM

While New Orleans is generally accessible, those who have mobility issues should reconsider. Any additional costs incurred due to pre-existing conditions will be billed to you.

Travel Insurance is strongly recommended – for information, please contact Shervin Hawley by email to, or call (617) 939-8066

Payment schedule

First Payment Second Payment Final Payment
$2500 ($100 non refundable)
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If you are making your own flight arrangements and do not require the AHAC to do so for you check.
Travel Insurance is strongly recommended – for information, please contact Shervin Hawley by email to or call (203)404-6633
The Fall Field Day is always activity loaded so any special needs may or may not be accommodated and any addition provisions are at an additional cost.
Price: $2,500.00
$100 non refundable Checks are payable to: AHAC FFDTD c/o AHAC PO Box 130042 Boston, MA 02113