Jackson Square

Location: Bound by Chartres Sreet and St. Ann Street, Decatur Street and St. Peter Street

Size: 2.5 acres

Historic Landmark: Yes, National Historic Landmark # 66000375

Playgrounds: No

Hours: 7 days a week, 8am-6pm in the winter, 8am-7pm during Daylight Savings Time

Additional Information: Set in the heart of the French Quarter overlooking the Mississippi River, Jackson Square is one of New Orleans' most recognizable landmarks. Also known as the Place d'Armes, Jackson Square occupies 2.5 acres and sees over 2 million tourists and locals each year. It received National Landmark status in 1960. In 2012 it was chosen by the American Planning Association as one of its “Great Places in America” for beauty, accessibility and being a “place where people want to be.”

Jackson Square is one of Parks and Parkways' most popular spaces for weddings and staging formal photography sessions. Click here for guidlines for weddings or events in Jackson Square, including required permits.