Hg2 : The Hedonist

Jackson Square

Countless prisoners were hanged, beheaded, or burned at the stake in Jackson Square. Today, a mime is the most objectionable thing that you’ll see. The heart of the French Quarter, this public park enclosed by a wrought-iron fence sits under the shadow of the St. Louis Cathedral, where voodoo queen Marie Laveau worshipped in the 19th century. An equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson, who defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, watches over the square, where artists, musicians, and tarot card readers compete for tourists’ cash. The street musicians often make it worth lingering in Jackson Square, especially the teenage brass bands blowing New Orleans’ signature funky sound.

Address
Chartres St. (between St. Peter St. and St. Ann St.),
French Quarter
Opening Times
Open daylight hours.
Price
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