Arguably the most famous park in New Orleans, Jackson Square is located at 700 Decatur St. and is walkable from your Garden District hotel. Lined with historic buildings and created in 1721, it’s where you’ll often find live performers and artists, making this a cultural hub of the city. On just 2.5 acres, there’s a surprisingly rich number of items to explore. A national landmark, it’s bound by St. Ann Street, Charles Street, St. Peter Street and Decatur Street.
The park is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the summer hours. Here, you’ll be treated to views of the Mississippi River. It’s also known as Place d’Armes, and welcomes over two million visitors every year. In 2012, Jackson Square was awarded the title of one of the “greatest places in America” by the American Planning Association.
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Jackson Square is renowned for its accessibility, beauty, and is simply a “place where people want to be.” It plays host to over 300 weddings per year and has long been one of the most popular outdoor spaces for photography and weddings in the state.
If you’re interested in having an event at Jackson Square, visit the official site and start planning a celebration like no other. The beauty and history of Jackson Square is unmatched, making it the perfect setting for major occasions.