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Jackson Square, New Orleans

#1 of 48 in Historic Sites in 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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  • Jackson Square itself is beautiful. Well maintained with the church in its view. Surrounding the square is a ton of formal shops, and several independent artists, musicians and psychics. It was...  more »
  • This was a perfect spot to rest after a day of walking all over New Orleans. It was cool with a nice breeze and we found a nice bench to sit at and eat our beignets and pralines. A great jazz band.....  more »
  • 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.

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