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Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.
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615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
French Quarter
+1 800-800-0550
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

So much here to see - the park itself was green, and peaceful, and very tropical, we saw banana trees with bunches of bananas hanging down. St. Louis Cathedral is magnificent. The first time we came, we could not go in because there was a...More

Thank sbk117
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Still one of the best places in the city to people watch. With the street artists and art you never know what you will see. Rarely disappoints.

Thank Scott34675
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The first time I walked by Jackson Square I just felt drawn to it for some reason. It is beautifully maintained, the foliage created a nice shade, the wrought iron fence and being directly in front of St Peters Cathedral added to the ambience and...More

Thank Twix0731
Reviewed 23 June 2013

If you're in NOLA and in the French Quarter you will most likely end up in Jackson Square. It is a must see and one of the most familiar places in the city. The park isn't huge but is beautifully landscaped and a hub of...More

Thank bcasacci
Reviewed 22 June 2013

The joint is buzzing with activity, although there are a lot of rubbish performers mixed in with the great ones. Look for bigger crowds which should give some indication.

1  Thank Sam M
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Great place on weekends to hang around and watch it all. Found this great art work from Liquid Abstractions he was showing his work in the square. And bought some of his work..

Thank Johnlcruise
Reviewed 21 June 2013

So much going on here! Whatever you want is all around the square. The fence line is loaded with tons of local art/artists - you're sure to find whatever you're looking for. Plenty of shops, bars, restaurants! St. Louis Cathedral is amazing!!! When in town,...More

Thank ChristyHappyHeart
Reviewed 20 June 2013

We enjoyed going inside the Cathedral, walking around the park siting with a drink and listening to the street performers playing jazz. Great way to spend an afternoon relaxing after a night of hustle and bustle in the French Quarter. We were lucky enough to...More

1  Thank howarc1
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Walked thru here several times while in New Orleans. Liked how they had a band of some sort playing most of the time and the atmosphere of the local artists etc. Looked like a good relaxed place to sit and people watch and listen to...More

Thank petlovr67
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Before heading to New Orleans we had read some not so good reviews on Jackson Square. We went here anyway and had a great time. Walking around the outside of the Square you will see street vendors/artist and a few vagrant type people, but they...More

Thank kenkate
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24 July 2018|
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Response from 63mimi | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The actual park is open 8-6 every day. Have fun 😀
24 July 2018|
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Response from Kendu24 | Reviewed this property |
The square itself is open everyday, 8am to 7pm. Most shops and restaurants around the square are open much later.
Dawn J
23 April 2018|
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Response from Teresa A | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t stay on Rampart, Canal, or Bourbon. Otherwise, I would consider any other street inside the French Quarter.