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Jackson Square, New Orleans: 57 reviews and 117 photos

  Afternoon performers in Jackson Square
by jadedmuse

Originally known as the Plaza de Armas, Jackson Square is located in the heart of the French Quarter, facing the Mississippi River. You'll find the St. Louis Cathedral on one side, next to the Cabildo and Presbytere on Chartres Street, and flanked by the Upper and Lower Pontalba apartment buildings along St. Peter and St. Ann streets (either side). In the middle of all of this, is a small attractive, manicured park with a statue of Andrew Jackson.

All around the Square are local artists displaying their watercolors, paintings, and other crafts, with recent years seeing an influx of performance artists and street musicians. A pedestrian mall occupies the areas under the Pontalba apartments, although most of the items here are priced higher than you'll find elsewhere.

There's also a pretty helpful Visitor Center here, with lots of free materials and knowledgeable volunteers working for the French Quarter Preservation Society.

Address: French Quarter
Directions: Downtown
Phone: 800-800-0550
Website: http://www.atneworleans.com/body/qt-jackson-square.htm

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  • Updated Aug 7, 2004
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