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Jackson Square, New Orleans

Be a part of New Orleans's rich history and cultural heritage with a visit to Jackson Square. One of the city's most iconic landmarks in the heart of the French Quarter, the park serves as the main hub for cultural and leisure activities. Stroll past the manicured lawns and 18th-century architecture, admiring the eccentric mix of street artwork and handmade crafts on display by local artists. Before or afterward, stop for a beignet (French-style doughnuts) at Cafe Du Monde, sitting outside to enjoy local musicians and street performers in the park. If members of your group want to split up, you can meet back at the statue of Andrew Jackson in the center of the park. Add Jackson Square and other attractions to your New Orleans trip itinerary using our New Orleans tour planner.
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  • The square is a social hub for fun and people watching. There are frequent street performers entertaining locals and tourists. There are great shops and restaurants around the square. It is well...  more »
  • So many street performers and artists displaying their crafts. Crowds gather round and the people watching is the best! Learned that if it hadn't been for Andrew Jackson and his collective defense...  more »
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  • Beautiful landmark in New Orleans. We are so glad we saw it. It provides a great photo opportunity. There were artists selling their pieces all around and horse drawn carts. Just a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere. Definitely a must see when you are in New Orleans.
  • We were across the street enjoying a street show and a wedding procession came out the main gate onto Decatur street. The whole group, about 200 people marched out onto the street while police stopped traffic. It was typical of a fun city. Also, the street show has been performing in the park across from the church for 30 years. Go see it, they are good.

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