Jackson Square is a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, for its central role in the city's history, and as the site where in 1803 Louisiana was made United States territory pursuant to the Louisiana Purchase. In 2012 the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as one of the Great Public Spaces in the United States.
Jackson Square was designed after the famous 17th-century Place des Vosges in Paris, France, by the architect and landscape architect Louis H. Pilié. Jackson Square is roughly the size of a city block (GPS +29.9575 -90.0630).
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Fred kurzweil | Feb 26, 2018
An absolutely lovely area to Relax Inn, walk around, people watch, or just take photographs. Highly recommended the park is clean and there are benches to sit and a water fountain in there. Great views of St Louis Cathedral. Excellent location easy to get to Via lift, taxi, or horse. Even bicycles. Any kind of transportation that you need is around this area. Enjoy yourselves
Glenn Polin | Feb 21, 2018
The square itself is contains a great deal of the history of the old quarter in New Orleans... forces that came and went and shaped the city. See it with a good guide... Of course you can just walk around and enjoy the scene but you won't know the history and story of the buildings and the square. Do you know the difference between a balcony and a platform? A good guide will explain it to you. Our guide, name of David, was great!
dawg crochet | Feb 19, 2018
Beautiful historic world-famous site surrounded by some of the best street artists, performers, and scenes to be found anywhere. Not to mention the beautiful fountain, statue of Jackson, wrought iron balconies, and Catholic cathedral behind the square. It's a very special place that i love dearly. Lots if great memories dating back for years.
Elliot Glotfelty | Feb 20, 2018
Must visit while in New Orleans. There are lots of performers , artwork, and fortune tellers(some better than others). Everyone can find something to enjoy here. The gardens are beautiful and we'll maintained. There are lots of options for food and this is a nice escape from Bourbon Street chaos.
Anthony Blass | Jan 24, 2018
Very beautiful place, it is very well kept and there are small unique shops all around. The park itself is beautiful and the the statue is front of the park is breath taking. There's a lot of history within that park and it's a must visit if you go to New Orleans. The church is big and amazing, but if you go inside please to respectful because they do still hold mass and stuff inside. It has beautiful architecture and a must see.
Kim Lozan | Mar 16, 2018
Jackson Square is where all the hustle and bustle is. Artists line the fence during the weekends. The tarot card readers and the fortune tellers fill it by night. There are several restaurants and stores along the sides oh, and the church is the Center Monument overlooking the entire Square. You can go inside to view the Beautiful stained glass windows of the church. Sit on one of the many benches throughout the park and enjoy the people watching during the day. There are also artist showing their skills and putting on performances throughout the day. Definitely worth a trip!
Mary Glen Montgomery | Mar 31, 2018
This park is pretty beautiful and full of the New Orleans experience. Surrounded by street performers on all sides, the busy sound of music, tricks, and tourism all merge together to create an environment you expect to find in the French Quarter. Most days the timeless sound of jazz seeps through the iron gates to the beautiful landscape of Jackson Square Park. The grass is green and the rose bushes bloom in early spring. Palm trees dot the crossings of the sidewalk that surround a stately statue of Andrew Jackson, the parks namesake. This park providea a great view to another of New Orleans historic claim to fame, the St Louis Cathedral. Standing stately and tall behind the park the overall environment is great for taking pictures or just enjoying the day on one of the benches that surround the park.
Alan Berg | Mar 10, 2018
Very cool and historic park. Used to be the Place D'Armes under the French and Spanish but is now named after Andrew Jackson for winning an important battle just outside New Orleans against the British. It's beautiful and a fun place to learn about New Orleans and it's military history. It's right next to lots of little boutiques and restaurants so you can make a whole day out of visiting the park and wandering around the area eating and shopping. Definitely a must visit if you're on vacation in New Orleans, even if you just want to spend the afternoon in the sun reading a book in a beautiful park.
Marcia Harbaugh | Mar 26, 2018
Beautiful must see. Landscape mixed with history comparable to none. Catch a carriage tour here and ride through the streets with a tour and history lesson. Well worth $20 each for information and lovely way to view the French Quarter and save your feet. Hannah our driver and Slim were excellent choices for us. March 22, 2018
Deborah Haudel | May 8, 2018
Put on your walking shoes, bring your camera and a sense of adventure. Jackson square will delight all of your senses. From the magic of seeing the creativity of the artist selling their paintings. The sounds of classic New Orleans music drifting in the background. To the aroma of coffee and fried beignets .... so go grab a treat and walk on over to the square and sit...take a break do some people watching, inhale the culture. Take the camera out capture a glimpse of the New Orleans magic and history.
Sherry Bates | May 12, 2018
Amazing totally takes your breathe away. The ceiling is inspiring and of even though I am not of the Catholic faith I am a Christian and you want to say a prayer and light a candle for your loved ones and for the ones lost here in the terrible storms this area has seen. These people are friendly love to laugh and are a determined people to bring this city and this state back to its full glory. I Salute You.🇺🇸
John Hsieh | May 7, 2018
President Andrew Jackson on a prancing horse statue with the St. Louis cathedral as the backdrop. Very scenic area for photographs. The fountain between the statue and the cathedral entrance is constantly crowded with people trying to get that "water" shot with the cathedral in the back, however, few succeed with their limited angled lens from their cellphone. There are many trees in the park that provided shade from the beating afternoon sun, and bench seating was plentiful for a weekday afternoon, but finding a combination of both (a bench under a shaded tree) can be a difficult task.
C Stewart | Jun 21, 2018
This place is a MUST if you visit New Orleans. Especially for artists & art lovers. You can purchase & admire all the local artists who have their work on display. There's also some beautiful places inside the park to walk around and benches to rest on. I could spend many hours at Jackson Square. Highly recommended!
Annah A | Jun 5, 2018
I don't know where to start in describing Jackson Square to you guys. You will simultaneously LOVE it and HATE it. You will love it for its art, music, and history all contained in one area; you will hate it for the tourists. But the thing is, the place wouldn't be complete without the tourists. They add the vibe of a LIVED space. It wouldn't be Jackson Square without the tourists appreciating the art, listening to the music, and remembering the history. So go ahead and don't mind the other people. Just walk around and enjoy.
Harold Hernandez | May 29, 2018
The sights and sounds are wonderful all around the French Quarter. Artists and musicians are all around Jackson Square, and this is a great spot to hope on a horse-drawn carriage tour where you can get a good sense of where things are before you set off on foot. A group of us met in New Orleans and we all had a fantastic time. Walk around and take it all in, anytime day or night.
Steven Grow | Jun 2, 2018
A must go to area! You can enjoy everything from street music performances, tarot and palm readings, photography and art sells, and even horse carriage rides that are 15 minutes to an hour or more rides. Very nice people and beautiful area. If you never go, you are definitely missing out on a great time and beautiful scenery area!
Danny Jones | Jul 6, 2018
Really nice area, has a lot of things to see and do. Me and my wife spent the 4th of July there, had a really great time. The restaurants around the square are great, the street musicians were mostly excellent. If you see and hear them you have to tip them because you see the hard work they put in for a show plus the raw talent most have. Also really nice art on display at the many places lining the square.You could spend a whole weekend by the square and not scratch the surface.
Iona Carina | Jul 21, 2018
It's a must visit in New Orleans. The scenery is nice that it's making it easy to take nice pictures. I came there in June, so the weather was super nice and warm. It's surrounded by several museums, and the famous Cafe Beignet is also nearby. After going around Bourbon Street, this is a good place to relax.
Leah Zelinka | Jul 24, 2018
Don't miss this if you walking around the French Quarter - the pics really don't do it justice - it is a really pretty park area with lots of trees and shade, a quiet respite really close to the throws of the bustling areas.... nestled right across the street from the cathedral and between the cathedral and the Mississippi River - this was also the only place we saw the quintessential horse and buggy rides and the trolley/train cars go by.
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