Jackson Square
Jackson Square
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking Areas
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This historic landmark in the French Quarter is the cultural center of the city, home to a vibrant and bustling open-air artist colony.
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Neighbourhood: French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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  • kirkgirl
    Ireland400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good starting point for visit to NOLA
    This was the starting point of our first morning walking tour, and it is a good spot as you get the history behind the statue, and it breaks up the space between the French Quarter and the Mississipi. We found this to be an ideal spot during the week to sit and have our picnic out of Rouses Market, away from the hustle and bustle of Royal and Bourbon. A little bit of an oasis in the city.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 June 2023
  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia3,214 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful park in the French Quarter
    Situated in the heart of the French Quarter and named after Andrew Jackson which has a beautiful statue in the middle of. This park is great for a stroll and to get that photo opportunity. There are plenty of restaurants around it and the St. Louis Cathedral at one end which is definitely worth a visit as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Wade C
    Knoxville, Tennessee401 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to get away from the hustle
    Hard to believe this place sits right next to the craziness of The French Quarter. Beautiful grounds. Great place to get away from the hustle. Take pictures or just sit and take in the beauty.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Robert Boze
    Chula Vista, California34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to launch you day in the French Quarter
    Jackson square is very picturesque and surrounded by artists displaying their works. After pictures of the square. Café du Monde is right across the street so you can grab some wonderful New Orleans coffee and powdered sugar covered beignets before taking a carriage ride around the French Quarter. After returning from your ride, there are several really good restaurants and book shops where you can eat and then find some wonderful books on the history of New Orleans. Oh, and try to be there at noon when the cathedrals bells go off! They're unusual and well worth waiting for.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Tee Wilson
    Menifee, California257 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much history here!
    Neat little area where there are shops and restaurants and the Riverwalk is right across the way. Jackson Square has a beautiful park and so much history lies there. I highly recommend visiting this piece of history while in Nola.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Lisa J
    Plant City, Florida937 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jackson Square
    Jackson Square is right across from Saint Louis Cathedral, its pretty large and has some shade. A large statue of Andrew Jackson in the middle and it overlooks the river and not far from Cafe Da Monde. Great place to take pictures.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • hbhakh
    Roanoke, Virginia2,214 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice spot
    Jackson Square is a great, historic spot in NOLA. It's in the heart of the French Quarter and offers a respite from the bustle. It's also nice to see that the statue of Jackson remains, despite those who'd like to "cancel" him. Without Jackson, NOLA's history could be quite different.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Mrs. Romence
    Grand Rapids, Michigan142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Location However Homeless People Galore!
    Jackson square is located close to the French Quarter and the famed Cafe du Monde. It is a nice plot of land and vegetation in front of the St. Loius Cathedral, however there were homeless people, street performers, etc. that are very prevalent in the area and tend to take away from the beauty of the square. If you are visiting New Orleans for the day, then I would make sure to visit this place. If I were to come back and visit the city, I would not feel the need to visit this square again.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 November 2023
  • 2berries
    Lake George, New York275 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kind of a city center
    A lot going on here. Impressive architecture, diverse artists, musicians, street performers and street people. Worthwhile to spend a little time in this area. Not the highlight of our trip but interesting
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 November 2023
  • CharlieinTexas
    Austin, Texas5,121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great People Watching!
    Very cool place. Nice gardens. All kinds of shops and food surround the square. Great people watching. All kinds of artwork and artists. Lots of psychics. Also musicians, jugglers, and other types of street entertainers can spend hours at a time or just pass through. Always something to see and, of course, ready access to the waterfront or the French Quarter.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 January 2024
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Denise
Green Bay, WI1,563 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
So much history all around New Orleans. The park is just a couple blocks off the water, near French Market, cathedral right across the street, benches to relax on, grass for a blanket/picnic
Written 9 June 2024
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Barbra S
Arvada, CO144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Classic French Quarter vibe. The park outside the church is stunning and has a lot of spots to relax in the shade. Like any big city, be aware of your surrounding. Live music plays regularly outside the church. Inside, the church is worn down, but still worth a pop in. Walk across the street toward the Mississippi and sit on the steps to enjoy the breeze. Walk down the river walk to see the Natchez. No public bathrooms around so make sure to use one wherever you dine.
Written 7 June 2024
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Robert
Portland, TX115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The square is a very picturesque area with St. Louis Cathedral as one of the more dominant features that overlooks the black wrought iron fenced Jackson Square Park. The square is a pedestrian area where many artists, street performers, and fortune tellers peddle their talents. It is common to see entertainers performing on street corners, or sidewalks. The rhythm of drums or the unmistakable style of jazz brings the area alive as people gather to listen. You can’t help but get into the New Orleans spirit and start moving to the beat.
A couple of blocks around the square there are numerous stores, restaurants, and historical places. A lot are touristy and sell the usual items you find in any city, but there are a few interesting ones. One of the more unique things about New Orleans is their ties to voodoo. You can see voodoo signs everywhere. There are tales told about how voodoo has influenced the city and how it still does, and of course you can buy voodoo doll souvenirs from practically every store.
Written 4 June 2024
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meganbeth4
Bloomfield Hills, MI325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A gorgeous park that has stunning trees, long benches, and places to take photos. It is located right in the heart of the action and close to carriage rides, restaurants, and the water.
Written 28 May 2024
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vam518
Palm Desert, CA252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Nice parks with beautiful trees and statues. Would recommend grabbing some food and have a picnic in the park. Before going into the park can walk around and see the art exhibits.
Written 4 May 2024
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Sabra W
Seattle, WA247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It's a beautiful park to wander and grab and nearby beignet at.
You can easily catch street performers and a tan during a mid day stroll.
Written 21 April 2024
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James k
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The squar3e is a nice place to walk to and enjoy street performers and maybe get some food. The cathedral is worth going into to see also. The square is also pretty at night.
Written 2 April 2024
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Michael O
Lichfield, UK767 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This square was part of the original city design renamed after Andrew Jackson who saved NO from the British in 1812. Some great places to pause at and some interesting art work on display. usually a smattering of entertainers after your money - in the nicest possible way...usually!
Written 2 April 2024
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Heather
Las Vegas, NV1,136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Jackson Square is a vibrant area with street performers and artists all displaying their talents (or lack there of) lol. At night the lamps and fog give spooky Anne Rice vibes. It's surrounded by restaurants and within walking distance to most everything in the French Quarter.
Written 17 March 2024
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Sherry T
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Lovely area to walk and enjoy all the entertainment. Each day is different, it always a nice area. Close to a lot of an activity.
Written 16 March 2024
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