Jackson Square
Jackson Square
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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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  • Dr Angela S
    Riverview, Florida12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will not believe it!
    Enjoying my mother's birthday in the beautiful city, I love my phone on a bench. The Park closed, and no one could open the gates. My flight was leaving the next day in the morning. The Park Attend, Leon, and the customer service operator retrieve my phone. I have my phone; what extraordinary care for a visitor. I am still in awe of how Leon had the phone and the operator was able to connect with him. , we still have people with integrity. I love New Orleans!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Gidons51
    Herzliya, Israel4,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice square , here it all began .
    This is where the colonial French centered in the second half of the 18th century. In the middle the Andrew Jackson statue and the St, Louis Cathedral, rebuilt in 1788 after the big fire . Sit down and relax . Usually a band will play some music nearby.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 May 2023
  • Compass781633
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walkable New Orleans
    Jackson square was the focal point of our exploration of New Orleans. Not only the square itself, but the surrounding places, the St Louis Cathedral, Cafe du Monde, the artists displays, the French Market, but also radiating outward, Preservation Hall, Bourbon Street, the Mississippi River, and the myriad restaurants, bars with music and street performers. It was all walkable and every block filled with music and rhythm. The other focal point of our visit was the Garden District.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 May 2023
  • kirkgirl
    Ireland409 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, Australia1,094 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, Tennessee415 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, California31 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, California199 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, Florida762 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, Virginia2,283 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
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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, UK787 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, NV588 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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Julie Q
Midland, Canada14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful park. Lots of areas to sit and enjoy. Well kept, clean and quiet... when we were there. Nice place to stop after lots of walking.
Written 12 March 2024
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83lovetotravel
Dallas, Texas447 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great spot to visit and explore. Find a close by parking garage and walk to this square. The famous cafe du Monde, Joan of arc statue, French market, boat rides are walkable distances from this square. Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the live music that bands or individuals play to entertain folks. Do tip them.
Written 11 March 2024
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Adrienne C
New York City, NY260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Another must-visit in this city. The church is absolutely stunning, and it’s worth going inside and paying a visit. The exterior is especially stunning, in my opinion. Truly a unique site.
Written 7 March 2024
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Angela C
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
There is so much to see and do in the Jackson Square area. Carriage rides, Art sellers, Museums, Cathedral, souvenirs, Beignets, Mississippi river, statues, music, random weddings. Just don't miss it!
Written 2 March 2024
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Dawna P
Long Island City, NY25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is my fourth time on New Orleans and I never get tired of Jackson Square. The street musicians are always amazing and it is fun to see all the local artists at work (especially on the weekend when all sides are full). Of course the Cafe Du Monde is a must stop in New Orleans. Pro - tip- go mid week to avoid long lines. (Or to the City Park location). It is enjoyable to go up the stairs and downs the river walk as well.
Written 1 March 2024
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darenpadgett76
Roselawn, IN93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A must see. I don’t claim to be a religious man but it was a site to see. The architecture was amazing. Well worth the walk. 🙏
Written 4 February 2024
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