Lee CircleCurrently Open
- Address: Lee Cir, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:20 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Monument, Square, Family And Kids
The Lee Circle is popular for the monument of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee,erected in 1884. Before the statue was raised here, the circle was called Tivoli Circle or Place du Tivoli and was a central point in the city that linked the upriver areas with the down river areas.
Today the place is a popular spot to watch the colourful Mardi Gras parade. The The bronze statue that is placed on top of the Doric column was sculpted by the famous sculptor Alexander Doyle and is the highlight of the circle.
- By Bus: Camp at St Joseph
- By Tram: Howard Ave. at Carondelet
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi.
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0.33% of people who visit New Orleans include Lee Circle in their plan
50% of people start their Lee Circle visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Lee Circle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lee Circle
Cool thing to see, because I remember the whole statue thing and being right next to all those museums (man I wish I'd had time to visit them all). Was really excited to come here but it's quite underwhelming - just another depressing reminder of the country's homeless problem.
The museum side was cool, but the other side is a dirty homeless camp. Just found out there was a statue of general lee here last year. Knew something was missing from the top of monument!
Lovely reminder that history is never erased. We just don’t celebrate statues of losers. ✌🏼
Mardi Gras! This is a nice area for day parading.
Its a cool park like area in New Orleans. The statue of General Lee has been removed, but theres still a pretty park area there