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Jackson Square, New Orleans

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. Add Jackson Square and other attractions to your New Orleans trip itinerary using our New Orleans tour planner.
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  • This place even though COVID-19 has drastically diminished the amount of people is still spectacular for photographers in its beauty.  more »
  • nice little park, couldn't go inside of it though. Had local artists selling their fare around the outside of it.  more »
  • Looked beautiful from behind the fence. Hope to return to New Orleans someday to truly appreciate. Glad we took the time to walk around the perimeter though  more »
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  • Smack dab in the middle of the French Quarter is a beautiful park with a lot of history and a magnificent castle-esque cathedral. Definitely a must see if you plan on going to New Orleans. The park is well kept and has a large statue of Andrew Jackson riding a horse - pretty neat. Right behind it is the St. Louis Cathedral. It almost looks like a fairy tale castle! The cathedral was built in 1794 and is still in great condition. My friends and I had a nice time lounging around the square and people watching, especially after a long day of exploring the city.
  • Love seeing the artist in the square. It is typically crowded and definitely a tourist spot, but I love it regardless. The people are nice and you can find all kinds of art for a decent price. They also have buskers and fortune tellers, which can be a lot of fun if that is up your alley.
  • Beautiful landmark in New Orleans. We are so glad we saw it. It provides a great photo opportunity. There were artists selling their pieces all around and horse drawn carts. Just a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere. Definitely a must see when you are in New Orleans.
  • It's amazing place to see. All that humanity and the Gardner's keep it so nice. They can't stop hobos from peeing on the plants every time but they maintain it beautifully. Despite the rather large hobo community using it as a restroom
  • Lovely park to walk around. It is surrounded by artists with paintings, tarot card readers, performers and shops. There is a beautiful church at one end and the Mississippi River at the other. It's a nice place to rest at the many park benches from walking around The French quarter.

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