Before the war broke out between the North & South, eleven states seceded from the United States of America in 1861. This one of its kind tour lays out the events leading up to the secession of Louisiana, the act of seceding, as well as the actions that followed. Traveling from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, Nic Clark leads the narrative while visiting historically significant locations such as the Old State Capitol and old Pentagon Barracks.
This tour puts you in the same building and room where Louisiana lawmakers debated secession and ultimately cast the vote to leave the Union on January 26, 1861. This vote set Louisiana down the path to war.
Louisiana took up arms. State militias marched into Baton Rouge to take control of the United States Arsenal. The tour resumes at the old Pentagon Barracks and the Powder Magazine, the last remnant of the U.S. Arsenal.
This tour will depart from Lafayette Square, New Orleans on Saturday, January 21st, at 8:00 a.m. and will return to Lafayette Square, New Orleans no later than 6:00 p.m.
This tour is limited to 55 people, and ticket sales end on Janary 9, 2017, so Book Now!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This tour is open to all ages. However, keep in mind that we will be on a bus for a majority of the day, along with walking and standing when visiting historical locations. Guests will be to physically be able to get on and off a bus, stand, and walk for the course of the day.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Guests are responsible for their own parking during the day while we travel to Baton Rouge from New Orleans. The tour bus will be parked at Lafayette Square, and guests will have to make their own way to the square. Transportation to and from Baton Rouge will be provided on a tour bus. The tour will depart from, and return to, Lafayette Square.
What can I bring into the event?
Guests are welcome to bring a camera as well as any drinks and snacks that they would like for the bus tour.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Civil War Tours of New Orleans, (504) 909-1862, email@example.com
What's the refund policy?
Any and all refunds will be made if cancellatioins are made before January 14, 2017. Any cancellations made on, or after, January 14, 2017, will be non-refundable.