Jackson Square3579 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Square, Family And Kids
This famous landmark facing the Mississippi River is surrounded by historic buildings like St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo and the Presbytere. Located on Decatur Street, the square has now turned into an open-air artist colony where local artists draw, paint, sculpt and create caricatures and display their works on the iron fence. This park is a bustling place of creativity and history.
Walk around to watch this interesting cultural center of the city.
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Entrance Ticket Details For Jackson Square
- Entry is free.
Jackson Square Hours
- Daylight Savings time: 8 am to 7 pm
- Winter: 8 am to 6 pm
How to Reach Jackson Square
- Decatur at St. Peter bus stop
- Decatur at Dumaine bus stop
- Toulouse Tram Station
- Tableu Restaurant
- Cafe Pontalba
- Cafe Du Monde
- Stanley Restaurant
- Tujague’s Restaurant
- Gumbo Shop
- Corner Oyster House
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57.25% of people who visit New Orleans include Jackson Square in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
35.71% of people start their Jackson Square visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jackson Square
56.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jackson Square
Jackson Square Reviews & Ratings
The church is amazing. A must see when in New Orleans. The locals are as diverse as the food and souvenirs. Jackson Square is always filled with visitors from around the world and and country. On my last visit the church was closed but if you ever get the opportunity to go inside it is incredible to look at. Very beautiful on the inside. Blanche filled our heads with lots of new information about New Orleans, it's history and some of the inhabitants of it's cemetery. Here you will see artists displaying and selling their work along the wrought iron fencing, entertaining street performers and tarot card readers.
Super, super beautiful. One of my favorite places we went on our trip! It gets pretty hot in the afternoon, but the shade in the park is lovely. We came across a wonderful jazz band playing. It was just fantastic!! Definitely make time to come here!!
Fantastic each time I'm there and always the same, but different... new artists, art displays by locals, and exceptional musicians - all free, and tips are optional. However, their awesome talent and willingness to share have me opening my mind and wallet! Never disappointed. Enjoy!
I loved the atmosphere here. You could almost imagine the sound of carriages on the stone, feel the history of it. Loved seeing all of the street vendors, the tours taking place. A wonderful area to visit!
Still the heart of NOLA and so many places I've loved my whole life are within a short walk. The best view of the square is from the ferry across the river to Algiers ($1.50 each way) - I can't go to NOLA without getting on the water and there's no cheaper way to do it.