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Jackson Square, New Orleans

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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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TripAdvisor
  • A nice urban park surrounded by a few of the nicest classic buildings on one side and waterfront shopping across the street. Convenient walk within French Quarter - a good stop if you are looking for ...  more »
  • This is where you will find the architectural work of Micaela Almonester , Baroness de Pontalba the first woman architect and local artist exhibiting their latest creations.  more »
  • The gardens and St Louis Cathedral make this a great spot for a picture. The entire area is full of local artist and shops that sell whatever you want. I was particularly impressed with the pepper sto...  more »
Google
  • Picturesque. Great parking. Download the app and feel assured that your car is safe. The restaurants here are alright, as is the shopping. I'd more highly recommend other places in the French Quarter for that. Use this place to park :)
  • New Orleans at her best! One if the cities most beautiful green space. Just outside the wrought iron fence surrounding the square are some of the cities best artists, you can find, traditional, modern and WTF pieces there. A must visit on any trip to NOLA.
  • So many fun people. If you wanna get your Palm read, that's the place to go. As well as to buy a painting. Good place. A must, when it comes to visiting New Orleans
  • Beautiful historic space surrounded by shops and restaurants. A nice place to take a walk or to sit and see local artist and performers. Popular with tourist.
  • Visited this area on vacation - our first time in New Orleans - and was not disappointed. For every few feet of space in Jackson Square, there were artists, homeless folks, gypsies, street performers and fortune tellers. It was everything I could have wanted out of New Orleans. The large church in the Square opened up while were down there so we were able to go in and see how beautiful it is on the inside. Everywhere we turned there was the obvious rich heritage NOLA has to offer.