Jackson Square, New Orleans

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Jackson Square, New Orleans - Address

Address: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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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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Jackson Square Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Jackson Square Opening and Closing Hours

  • Daylight Savings time: 8 am to 7 pm
  • Winter: 8 am to 6 pm

How To reach Jackson Square by Public Transport

  • Decatur at St. Peter bus stop
  • Decatur at Dumaine bus stop
  • Toulouse Tram Station

Restaurants Near Jackson Square

  • Tableu Restaurant
  • Cafe Pontalba
  • Cafe Du Monde
  • Stanley Restaurant
  • Tujague’s Restaurant
  • Gumbo Shop
  • Corner Oyster House

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  • Beautiful area. The culture, the music, the people its all so intoxicating. I absolutely love the Crescent city! If you haven't visited, you need to make plans to do so. You will fall in love with NOLA! I did.

  • So different (in a good way) from when I was a kid. The statue of Jackson is no longer covered in pigeon plop; in fact, there aren't any pigeons at all any more. The lawns and foliage are very well-maintained. A great place to sit on a bench or lie on the grass and watch life unfold in the Quarter.

  • Take a stroll through history, have a palm reading, view exquisite original artwork, and hear some of the best jazz music in the city. Amazing restaurants, shops, and museums, Jackson Square is an iconic part of our fabulous city. Cafe' Du Monde and the Mississippi River Moonwalk are right across the street, several tour groups meet here, and St Louis Cathedral is a must see. There is always something happening on the Square.

  • Great place to take a stroll or rest your feet from walking around in the French Quarter. It's also a very good landmark thanks to the St. Louis Cathedral that acts as a beacon seen from afar. A great place to hangout as there are plenty to see and do around the square. There is often a jazz band performing right in front of the cathedral. On the other side of the square are horse carriages for city tours, street artists and performers as well. It's one of the very bustling areas of French Quarter that is also family friendly.

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  • Great for people watching and seeing the street Entertainers. Nice variety of artists displaying their work. Beautiful statue of Andrew Jackson. Go inside St. Louis Cathedral to see amazing art work and stained glass windows. Free.

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