Lafayette Square, New Orleans

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About Lafayette Square, New Orleans

Lafayette Square, New Orleans - Address

Address: South Maestri St., New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

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Walking Area, Statue, Square, Family And Kids, Sculpture

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Lafayette Square is the second oldest square in New Orleans and was designed in the late 18th century by Charles Laveau Trudeau. The place is used for corporate events, is a preferred spot for parade-watching during the Mardi Gras and hosts the annually held ‘Wednesday Jazz festival’ which is quiet popular.

The square park is spread across 2.5 acres and the sculptures, statues and art pieces that adorn the premises, are the highlight.

Lafayette Square Opening and Closing Hours

  • Wednesday Jazz performances are held annually for a few weeks and are free of charge. 

How To reach Lafayette Square by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Camp at Lafayette
  • By Tram: St Charles at Lafayette
  • By renting a Car/ Bike.
  • By Taxi.

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  • Had a wonderful day at the park attending the Crescent City Blues Festival. Terrific musicians playing various styles of blues surrounded by food and drink booths. What more do you need? BTW - I had never heard of Samantha Fish and was totally blown away by her singing and guitar playing.

  • A quiet square, good for walking your dog or eating your lunch at. On Wednesdays there's a mini concert of sorts during the spring.

  • I used to stop and have a cigarette here every night when I would get off work, and stop and have a cigarette before going into work because it's relaxing being in a place that seems to take u out of the city for a little while. Love it.

  • There is some interesting architecture to observe. The monuments here are apparently not offensive enough to remove yet. Benjamin Franklin purportedly harbored dark secrets so maybe his statue can be removed before long.

  • A very pleasant place to walk around with or without your dog.

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