Lincoln in New Orleans

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Clock Start time: 9 a.m., 12 p.m.

Hour Glass Duration: 2 hours

Lincoln’s New Orleans Journey

In the Spring of 1828, a young Abraham Lincoln took a 1,200-mile voyage down the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. In the final landing of the trip, he stepped off his flatboat into the bustling city of New Orleans: a cosmopolitan port city, the wealthiest and most culturally diverse in the South.

What was life like in New Orleans in the 1820s and 1830s? What did Lincoln experience on his two journeys to New Orleans? What may he have done while in the city? Learn the answers to these questions and more on this historical tour!

This fascinating tour explores Lincoln’s journeys and the complex world of Antebellum New Orleans, with a range of topics from steamboats to streetcars, from the slave-trade to slave-attacks, and how a Francophone city became increasingly Americanized.

History buffs, visitors to New Orleans, and locals alike are sure to enjoy this tour. Your guide has extensive knowledge about the history of the Civil War, and his storytelling skills make every tour exciting.