This intimate bus tour around New Orleans visits sites that relate to the history of slavery, free people of color, and the Civil War in New Orleans.
Start time: 9am
Duration: 7 hours
Date: July 31, 2021
Guided bus tour that covers the history surrounding the Battle of Baton Rouge
2021 marks the 159th Anniversary for the Battle of Baton Rouge, and for this anniversary, Civil War Tours of New Orleans offers this special one-time tour of the sites around Baton Rouge that were witness to this battle. Lead by Civil War historian, and owner of Civil War Tours of New Orleans, Nic Clark will take guests on a seven hour-long guided bus tour of Baton Rouge and the surrounding area to discuss the events surrounding the Battle of Baton Rouge.
Following the capture of New Orleans by the United States military on May 1, 1862, Federal forces quickly moved up river and captured Louisiana’s capitol, Baton Rouge. In response, Confederate forces under the command of former United States Vice-President John C. Breckenridge gathered at Camp Moore (outside present-day Kentwood, LA) and attacked Baton Rouge on August 5th, 1862. Come along with us on Saturday, July 31st to learn about this battle, and how it shaped and impacted future Civil War activity in not only Louisiana, but how it played into the larger efforts by the United States to control the Mississippi River.
This tour combines bus transportation, along with walking. Guests will need to be physically fit enough to both ride and walk for a few hours.
There will be an opportunity for guests to purchase lunch during the tour at their own expense.