Jackson Square

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
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • 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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  • Entry is free.

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

  • 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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  • Jackson Square Address: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
  • Jackson Square Timing: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Jackson Square Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Jackson Square(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jackson Square: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 63.05% of people who visit New Orleans include Jackson Square in their plan

  • 35.71% of people start their Jackson Square visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jackson Square

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

56.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jackson Square

People normally club together Audubon Butterfly Garden And Insectarium and French Quarter while planning their visit to Jackson Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • One of the most iconic and beautiful parts of the city. The park is a great place to take a load off and just relax on a nice day. There is never a shortage of interesting people watching, as well. Local artists line the square, which is a great way to take a piece of New Orleans home with you. The only draw back is there can be so many amateur musicians and entertainers competing for attention in such a small area that it can distract from the beautiful scenery.

  • A beautiful park set on the edge of the French Quarter. It is an oasis of calm in the chaos that can take place in the streets of the French Quarter. A large statue of Andrew Jackson, the namesake of the park, riding a horse adorns the middle of the park. St. Louis Cathedral boarders one edge of the park and the Mississippi River is along another edge. Small restaurants and shops line the other two edges and street artists set up all around offering paintings and other items to sell. Visiting Jackson Square is a peaceful experience and a great way to sit and relax before venturing back out into the French Quarter for more booze and debauchery!

  • Lots of street performers to watch. Around the the square there are good places to eat. Lots of art for sale, some of it is even good. Interesting shops line the square. I especially like the toy store. A must if you visit NOLA.

  • A very obvious must if you're in town. Besides, there's so much great stuff to do or eat or drink immediately outside of the park that you might end up having to walk through anyway! Trust, it's a treat. From the performers to the musicians to general people watching, this place may capture the feeling of being in New Orleans best.

  • Loved the NOLA 300 sign! And the square is always a spot to sit and relax no matter the weather or time of day. And it's fun to sit and people watch, from the tourists to the locals and all the interactions in between. There is a reason so much art is focused around Jackson square, it's just plain calming and beautiful. Definite must see!!

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