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Explore New Orleans’ colorful heritage and history with a 2-hour walking tour that commemorates the dramatic Battle of New Orleans. Follow a local guide through the cobblestone streets of the French Quarter as you learn how Andrew Jackson led a small local force against a British invasion. Pause to explore a traditional Creole cottage, a 19th-century townhouse, and a jail that housed some of the South’s most notorious pirates.  Finish your tour in the heart of the Vieux Carré, at a bar that adjoins a historic, French-Creole restaurant. 


  • 2-hour walking tour through the historic French Quarter
  • Learn about the dramatic Battle of New Orleans
  • Hear about the city's most famous leaders—and feared pirates
  • Experience New Orleans with an experienced local
  • Visit a moving slave auction site
  • Perfect experience for history and culture buffs

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Go beyond the hurricanes and colorful storefronts of the French Quarter to get a deeper look at Louisiana’s storied past with a knowledgeable guide.

What You Can Expect

When Empires Collide: Creoles, Americans, Pirates, and the War of 1812, a Louisiana History Tour

Learn some of the colorful history behind New Orleans

Customer Reviews

Greg A P

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2016


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