• Jackson Square
    Photo courtesy of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
  • Jackson Square
    Photo courtesy of Kris Neild
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Jackson Square

Type: Historic Sites, Sightseeing



Map / Directions 10Best Says

What began as a military parade ground known as Place d'Armes in 1721 is now the colorful heart of the French Quarter, a meeting place for musicians, voodoo queens, fortune tellers, artists, grifters,...  Read More



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  • Historic Sites: "This sidewalk amphitheater is where both artists and street entertainers congregate."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "Walking around the square is one way to connect with local artists."
  • Things to Do with Kids: "Kids will love looking at the mule-drawn carriages that line up on the river-side of the Square."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: Jackson Square is one of the iconic places in the city.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Jackson Square offers much for the romantic couple during the day, but taking a mule-drawn carriage ride at night is a smooch-worthy option.
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: No visit to New Orleans is complete without seeing Jackson Square.

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