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Jackson Square, New Orleans

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Historic Walking Area Landmark
Be a part of New Orleans's rich history and cultural heritage with a visit to Jackson Square. One of the city's most iconic landmarks in the heart of the French Quarter, the park serves as the main hub for cultural and leisure activities. Stroll past the manicured lawns and 18th-century architecture, admiring the eccentric mix of street artwork and handmade crafts on display by local artists. Before or afterward, stop for a beignet (French-style doughnuts) at Cafe Du Monde, sitting outside to enjoy local musicians and street performers in the park. If members of your group want to split up, you can meet back at the statue of Andrew Jackson in the center of the park. Make Jackson Square a part of your New Orleans vacation plans using our New Orleans tour planner.
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  • Nice area to visit just watch your family while Your here. Had too many people scoping out my children to enjoy my stay.  more »
  • A great place to sit and soak in the atmosphere of the French Quarter. The local music fills the air as people stroll to and from shops to restaurants.  more »
  • Clean and attractive. Pretty park. Historic statue and great view of cathedral. Many restaurants nearby. Great spot for history buffs.  more »
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  • Who would have guessed that a city square would be such a hot spot!!! Located right in front of the Basilica of St. Louis King of France, this used to be the heart of the French Quarter... and it arguably could be said that it still is! All around Jackson Square is surrounded with art vendors, magicians, jesters, musicians and street performers! Its a beautiful park that houses a statue of Confederate Andrew Jackson. In 2012 the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as one of America’s Great Public Spaces. It truly is worth a stop from all the shows that happen all day long around this hot spot! Across the street resides another landmark, the Cafe Du Mont. Just down the street resides the famous French Market; all around the square resides many famous restaurants and even a historical theater! Stop on by and enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that makes the French Quarter one of the countries richest cultural heritage site!
  • Great place to sight see loved it. My girlfriend got a henna did while there she loved it plus she got a 40 dollar henna for 20 so that was good. New Orleans is just great all around. Great antique store there too.
  • The French style architecture can be described as authentic and the clean kept foliage adds to the scenery. Can also find many tarot and palm readers providing services; great place to take pictures and tour with family and kids or maybe find what your fortune holds for you.
  • Historic park in the French quarter featuring a statue of general Jackson. There are plenty of places to sit and the garden looks beautiful. With the old chapel in the background you can get some awesome pictures.
  • Jackson Square is a BEAUTIFUL PLACE!!!!! Nola ⚜️🎭🎷🎺🌴🐊🎨💛💜💚 beautiful land scape love St.Louis Cathedral and the other buildings in the Square all the artists street performers. The Culture,architecture,the food and Music and Most especially THE PEOPLE!!! Just the energy of the City is AMAZING!!!