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Jackson Square

Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA

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4.5 out of 5
77 member's reviews
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  • 62%
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  • 59%
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  • 55%
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  • 55%
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  • 54%
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  • Jackson SquarePro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    4 Mar 27, 2014

    Jackson Square was originally known in the 18th century as "Place d'Armes," and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson. This famous landmark French Quarter Landmark is surrounded by historic buildings, including the St. Louis Cathedral and with the Mississippi River close by. Besides a pretty walk inside the gates, there's also all cool artists on the outside to watch, learn, and consider if it will fit into the existing home decor.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersLocal CultureTrendsters
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    Tammy L
    4 Feb 15, 2014

    Local artist everwhere, always something different to see. Have your picture painted. Hop on a carriage ride to tour the town. Tarot card readings, sidewalk musicians.

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  • Jackson Square
    Marc B
    5 Jan 29, 2014

    The center of the French Quarter. A beautiful park. Fabulous architecture on all sides, access to the Mississippi River, great dining, lots of peole watching, art, art art. Street performances galore. More people watching, a religious service, two of the best museums in the South. MOre dining! It is the center of the city!

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  • Jackson Square
    Sam B
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    5 Jan 02, 2014

    Visitors to the City of New Orleans must visit the Square and experience the abundance of activities that define New Orleans.

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    Kathryn S
    5 Oct 26, 2013

    So special, and the design based on an area in Paris. Visit St. Louis cathedral, look at the art, meet the artist, and dine at any of the nearby restaurants.

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  • Jackson SquarePro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    5 Oct 21, 2013

    Jackson Square is park in the French Quarter. The park is spacious and verdant and has a beautiful view of the Saint Louis Cathedral. It's definitely worth a visit to take pictures.

    Recommended for:Nightlife Lovers
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    Evelyn P
    5 Jun 04, 2013

    It's the geographic center of the French Quarter - a lovely park sited in front of St. Louis Cathedral, as well as many important historical buildings, museums, nice restaurants. There's an active art market on the street on three sides where locals sell their wares. Not to be missed!

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Edd J
    4 May 31, 2013

    Wonderful square to review local artist work. Across the street from Cafe Du Monde (a must for the "new to New Orleans" folks). From the Square, walk down St. Peter in the afternoon to Pat O'Brien's and have a Hurricane in the Piano Bar (another NOLA experience that can't be replicated elsewhere)

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    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Apr 12, 2013

    Some of the best times I've had were here at Jackson Square. It's one of the my favorite places to slow down and enjoy life. Locals, tourists, artists and performers all gather here during the afternoon, creating a unique New Orleans experience.

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    Amy Chow
    4 Mar 20, 2013

    It's a beautiful area. I've past by here several times whenever I was in the French Quarter area. It has this big beautiful castle like building (a church, I assume?). Well maintained garden area with pretty flowers, banana leaf trees, and shrubberies.

    Great location for photos or just to relax. It's a tranquil getaway from the crazy scene of Bourbon Street. :)

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Description:

The pleasant green square located near the waterfront of New Orleans serves as the home of the statue of Andrew Jackson. Originally called the Place d’Armes, it was renamed in honor of the United States general in 1815, after his victory in the Battle of New Orleans. Bars and restaurants border the park, and the legendary Cafe Du Monde is just across the street. Carriages stop near its entrance, marked by four striking light pillars. Three 18th-century historic buildings sit at the square’s north side, which served as the city’s center during colonial times.
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Things to Do Near Jackson Square

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Restaurants Near Jackson Square

Cafe Du Monde
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