In this episode of Travel Thru History we're wading from the Bayou to the Boulevard in the deep south of North America to a city that knows how to have a good time. It hosts one of the biggest festivals in the country and is well-known for its interesting food, original music and friendly people. We're talking, about New Orleans, Louisiana. The most striking impression about New Orleans is the detailed architecture of the old buildings that anchor this city built on the Mighty Mississippi. First, we'll visit the famous French Quarter to marvel at St. Louis Cathedral. Next, we'll go to Jackson Square where the Battle of New Orleans' hero, President Andrew Jackson, takes center stage. We show you the very place where he became a legend in the War of 1812 at Chalmette Battlefield. Then we take cover at the National WWII Museum where we find out how New Orleans played a vital role in the war that changed the world. Lastly we're going to get a taste of the best festival in the world, Mardi Gras! We take you behind the scenes of some of the most intricate and odd sculptures in the parade at Mardi Gras World.