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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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  • What is not to like about Jackson Square? Free entertainment!! You have to come here at least once. Musicians are all great. Tarot card readers, artists, dancers, etc. I will say that the dancers we s...  more »
  • If you're in the French Quarter, you can't really miss walking by or through Jackson Square, but you may miss actually seeing it. It is a beautiful square. Stop, slow walk, sit down for a few minutes ...  more »
  • Be sure to actually go inside the church and not just enjoy from the outside. It is a beautiful and architecturally interesting place.  more »
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  • One of the oldest places in NOLA. Artists perform around the streets for a living, and are very entertaining. The church has significant history behind it, and is a must-visit. The square is a minute's walk from all the popular places around the area, including the Riverside, Aquarium, French District, Bourbon Street. It is one of the busiest parts of town, given its proximity to all attractions. The Haunted Tour buses arrive right in front of it as well. Horse rides are available at the entrance, and is a popular place for taking photos.
  • Anyone who visits America should visit one of our oldest cities with the most beautiful and fun loving places like New Orleans and specifically Jackson Square. Not only is there a beautiful cathedral there, but it is within a few steps if the mighty Mississippi River where there is always a paddle wheel boat available to take you on a tour while eating local cuisine and listening to jazz music. I highly recommend this to everyone who breathes.
  • Jackson Square is one of my very favorite places to go in New Orleans! Always good music, etc, going on with local talent. Always local artists showing off their wares. Lots of benches to sit and people watch. Oh and did I mention a beautiful park smack in the middle? Lots to see, hear and experience. Short walk from Bourbon Street. Also, you HAVE to see St. Louis Cathedral! It's open most days to the public (I think), unless there is a service going on. Absolutely stunningly beautiful inside. Highly, highly recommend Jackson Square!
  • this place is so pretty I love it! It is right near the water and it is such a cool place to walk around and see everything! They have so many street performers and you can walk around with your drink. There are so many cute little shops and it is really cool that it is a historical place. they have people on bicycles and horse carriages to do tours and I know you can book tours somewhere else buthonestly I love just walking around and enjoying the scenery. There are railroad tracks near here to which makes a pretty picture. I love this area is so cool!
  • This is such a great tourist attraction. There was even one musician playing modern classics. The water was SO beautiful. There are so many things to do, including: horse and carriage rides, the ferry boat, and seeing many artists as well as musicians.
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