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New Orleans History Tour: Creoles, Americans, Pirates & the War of 1812

by G L f de Villiers Tours Duration 2h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $30

Learn of the people, places, and events that helped shaped New Orleans as it is today on a walking tour of the French Quarter. As you stroll these historic streets, hear stories of the city's Creole beginnings, the uprise of pirates, and Louisiana's eventual victory over the British.

Meet your guide in the heart of the French Quarter and set off for your first stop of the day—an authentic Creole townhouse. Here, learn about the once-popular practice of plaçage and how these meetings of races, cultures, and religions made significant contributions to the current worlds of music and food.

Next, head over the Historical New Orleans Collection to marvel at its Spanish colonial architecture and, then, get close to the 18th-century cannons that sit outside the Cabildo Museum. Take a stroll along Pirates Alley and through the Vieux Carre to learn all about the incredible tale of pirate Jean Lafitte and the influence he had on defeating the British at end of the the War of 1812.

Your tour then takes you to centuries-old St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, where several of Jean Lafitte's comrades are buried. As you walk, learn of the political and cultural changes that happened after the war and how those shifts have influenced the way the city is today. Cap off your tour with a look inside Antoine's, the grande dame of Creole cooking, where history, art, and literature come together to tell the stories of New Orleans' past and present.

Learn of the people, places, and events that helped shaped New Orleans as it is today on a walking tour of the French Quarter. As you stroll these historic streets, hear stories of the city's Creole beginnings, the uprise of pirates, and Louisiana's eventual victory over the British.

Meet your guide in the heart of the French Quarter and set off for your first stop of the day—an authentic Creole townhouse. Here, learn about the once-popular practice of plaçage and how these meetings of races, cultures, and religions made significant contributions to the current worlds of music and food.

Next, head over the Historical New Orleans Collection to marvel at its Spanish colonial architecture and, then, get close to the 18th-century cannons that sit outside the Cabildo Museum. Take a stroll along Pirates Alley and through the Vieux Carre to learn all about the incredible tale of pirate Jean Lafitte and the influence he had on defeating the British at end of the the War of 1812.

Your tour then takes you to centuries-old St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, where several of Jean Lafitte's comrades are buried. As you walk, learn of the political and cultural changes that happened after the war and how those shifts have influenced the way the city is today. Cap off your tour with a look inside Antoine's, the grande dame of Creole cooking, where history, art, and literature come together to tell the stories of New Orleans' past and present.

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10 AM Tour

Duration 2h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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Total price is $30, taxes included

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New Orleans History Tour: Creoles, Americans, Pirates & the War of 1812

Activity Location

French Quarter

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Antoine's Annex

    513 Royal Street

    New Orleans 70130


Highlights

  • The story of New Orleans from its Creole beginnings to today

  • Insight into the way plaçage shaped the current culture

  • Views of architecture & weaponry from the 18th century

  • Compelling tale of pirate Jean Lafitte & the War of 1812

  • The tombs of some of NOLA's most famous & infamous


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of the French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 21 or older.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.