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Jackson Square, New Orleans

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. Add Jackson Square and other attractions to your New Orleans trip itinerary using our New Orleans tour planner .
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  • Fun and historic place to visit.. lots of opportunity for beautiful photos .. very close to riverfront to see the boats go by while you’re there..  more »
  • Cool area always busy central to most everything in the French quarter. Lots of cool shops and restaurants and iconic buildings in the area.  more »
  • Take the time to go inside the cathedral, All the old architecture is so fascinating. Lots to read and see  more »
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  • Jackson Square is where all the hustle and bustle is. Artists line the fence during the weekends. The tarot card readers and the fortune tellers fill it by night. There are several restaurants and stores along the sides oh, and the church is the Center Monument overlooking the entire Square. You can go inside to view the Beautiful stained glass windows of the church. Sit on one of the many benches throughout the park and enjoy the people watching during the day. There are also artist showing their skills and putting on performances throughout the day. Definitely worth a trip!
  • This park is pretty beautiful and full of the New Orleans experience. Surrounded by street performers on all sides, the busy sound of music, tricks, and tourism all merge together to create an environment you expect to find in the French Quarter. Most days the timeless sound of jazz seeps through the iron gates to the beautiful landscape of Jackson Square Park. The grass is green and the rose bushes bloom in early spring. Palm trees dot the crossings of the sidewalk that surround a stately statue of Andrew Jackson, the parks namesake. This park providea a great view to another of New Orleans historic claim to fame, the St Louis Cathedral. Standing stately and tall behind the park the overall environment is great for taking pictures or just enjoying the day on one of the benches that surround the park.
  • Very cool and historic park. Used to be the Place D'Armes under the French and Spanish but is now named after Andrew Jackson for winning an important battle just outside New Orleans against the British. It's beautiful and a fun place to learn about New Orleans and it's military history. It's right next to lots of little boutiques and restaurants so you can make a whole day out of visiting the park and wandering around the area eating and shopping. Definitely a must visit if you're on vacation in New Orleans, even if you just want to spend the afternoon in the sun reading a book in a beautiful park.
  • Beautiful must see. Landscape mixed with history comparable to none. Catch a carriage tour here and ride through the streets with a tour and history lesson. Well worth $20 each for information and lovely way to view the French Quarter and save your feet. Hannah our driver and Slim were excellent choices for us. March 22, 2018
  • An absolutely lovely area to Relax Inn, walk around, people watch, or just take photographs. Highly recommended the park is clean and there are benches to sit and a water fountain in there. Great views of St Louis Cathedral. Excellent location easy to get to Via lift, taxi, or horse. Even bicycles. Any kind of transportation that you need is around this area. Enjoy yourselves
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