Although far from the battlefields of Virginia and Tennessee, New Orleans was a pivotal city during the American Civil War. As the south’s largest city and port, its capture was a major objective for the North. The capture of the city in April 1862 is widely seen as one of the worst defeats suffered by the Confederacy. This tour offers a comprehensive look at New Orleans before, during, and after the Civil War, examining its role in the slave trade, secession, its dramatic capture in April 1862, and the effects the war had on New Orleans. Before the Civil War, New Orleans had more banks and millionaires than New York City. After, the city began a slow economic decline.
Join Real New Orleans Tours for a look at a pivotal time in American and New Orleans history. The tour is given by Sean Michael Chick, a published Civil War historian.
Reservations are required for all public tours and can be made online.