Jackson Square

Jackson Square

Jackson Square

751 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70181 [Map It]

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Free Off-Street Parking: No
Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Attraction Information

Attraction Type/s:  Park/Square (Recreational)
Admission Cost: FREE


Located on Decatur Street, between the Jax Brewery Shopping Mall and the French Market, in front of the St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square earns it name for one of three bronze statues of Andrew Jackson located in the center of the square.

The area surrounding Jackson Square contains a mix of commercial and residential property. The Cabildo, the Presbytere (on the opposite side of the Cathedral), and one of the apartment townhouses of the Lower Pontalba Apartments are now state museums. The lower floors of the apartment buildings are shops and restaurants, while the second and third floors are residential apartments.

Jackson Square is also the location of an open-air artist colony, where artists display their work on the outside of the iron fence. Visitors even have the opportunity to see the artists at work and perhaps have their portrait drawn by one of the many talents utilizing Jackson Square as their studio.

Grab coffee and beignets from Cafe du Monde and enjoy breakfast while people watching in the Square.

Jackson Square has been featured in numerous movies, live television network broadcasts, and the New Year's Eve celebration.

If you are in the vicinity of the Convention Center, ride Riverfront Streetcar to the Jackson Square stop. If you are located in other parts of the city, just head for the French Quarter.

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Address: 751 Decatur St.
City: New Orleans
State: LA
Zip Code: 70181
Country: USA

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