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Jackson Square

Named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson, Jackson Square is a favorite destination for visitors and locals. Its a haven for artists, who set up their easels or sketchbooks to work en plein air. Some even display their works on the Square's fencing for admiration or for purchase. You just might go home with a souvenir caricature drawing! Jackson Square is a good meeting spot, close to the galleries, shops and restaurants of the historic Upper and Lower Pontalba Apartments. It's also near St. Louis Cathedral and LA State Museum - The Presbytere and the Cabildo. Le Pavillon Hotel is close to Jackson Square, just a 6-minute drive or 20-minute stroll.


St Louis Cathedral

Named for Louis IX, sainted king of France, the St. Louis Cathedral is a popular destination for New Orleans visitors. Since the early 1700s, it has been the site of several church structures. Today's building was dedicated in 1794, after the previous one succumbed to a great fire 5 years earlier. Mass is conducted every day. Other sacraments performed include baptism, confirmation and marriage. Tourists are welcome to walk around the buildings and grounds, and to join in services and Confession. The Convent Museum at 1112 Chartres Street at Uruslines, is open for self-guided tours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a hotel close to St. Louis Cathedral and the Convent Museum, choose Le Pavillon Hotel.



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 Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or until 6 p.m. in the winter.


  • Caroling in Jackson Square
  • Small wedding ceremonies
  • Adult Confirmation
  • Diaconate Ordination
  • Plaque Dedication


  • Carriage rides
  • Special events
  • Artists at work
  • Street performances
  • Tours
  • Special exhibits
  • Daily Mass
  • Photography


  • Can I host an event in Jackson Square?

    Wedding vows can be exchanged with Jackson Square as a backdrop, but appointments need to be booked in advance with the city of New Orleans. The same goes for staged photo shoots. For information, go to the New Orleans government website or call 504-658-3200.
  • CAn I get Jackson Square Discounts?

    New Orleans Coupons website offers discounts on restaurants, shops, attractions and tours. Print coupons from your browser for everything from $10 off mule-drawn tours of the Garden District to free drinks and appetizers at a variety of eateries and pubs.

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