Welcome to Jackson Square, or Place d'Armes, one of the most popular places to visit in all of New Orleans! This park is located in the historic French Quarter, the area first recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1960. Jackson Square has played a vital role in the city's history, with roots tracing all the way back to the area's role in the 1803 Louisianna Purchase (though the park itself dates back even further to 1721).
Considered to be one of 'America's Great Public Spaces,' Jackson Square is surrounded by several streets and sidewalks lined with Southern history and charm. The centerpiece of the park, the statue of Andrew Jackson himself, represents the Battle of New Orleans hero and is known as one of the most historic landmarks in the entire state.
Closeby you will see the St. Louis Cathedral, various state museums and historic buildings, modern residences, and several different artists galleries. There is of course, plenty of eateries as well, and great views of the Mississippi River and park green space in general, the land spanning just over 2.5 acres in this park. It will be really easy to see why over 2 million tourists and locals visit here each year after your visit!
So get ready to shop, sightsee, learn, snap a few photos, and enjoy the fresh air here at historic Jackson Square!