New Orleans: 45 Minutes in Jackson Square

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Stand in the heart of the city and go deep into the stories about this beautiful and uniquely New Orleans park! Great tour for travelers who love great stories but do not want to walk too far.


  • Learn the history of New Orleans right in its city center
  • Be enveloped by the culture of New Orleans as you hear jazz all around you
  • Get all the best recommendations for maximizing your New Orleans experience


Jackson Square is the heart of New Orleans. Right on the bank of the Mississippi River, surrounded by two Louisiana State Museums, St. Louis Cathedral, and the wrought-iron and red-brick Pontalba Apartment buildings, you can hear the trains and the steamboats, smell the beignets and cafe au lait of Cafe du Monde, and feel the rhythms of hot Dixieland jazz! Meet your local guide at the fountain in the square and explore this park from every corner for 45 minutes. Learn about its past as a Native American gathering place, the colonial execution grounds, the place where the town welcomed the troops after the battle of New Orleans, and the site of countless celebrations and a few scandals. The Square was transformed to its current state around 1850 and has remained almost exactly the same since then. Today, artists, musicians, street performers, tarot card readers, great shops, and dining surround the Square. Almost every movie and TV show filmed in New Orleans squeezes in a scene in the Square. The entire tour is in the Square. This is an excellent tour for anyone who would like to get a deeper understanding of the history and culture of New Orleans but prefers not to do too much walking.


Guided walking tour with local guide Follow-up email with recap and recommendations

Important Information

  • This entire tour is outdoors. Please dress for the weather, including umbrellas on rainy days and a sunhat (or umbrella for shade) on sunny days. Please bring water to dring, especially on hot days.

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