Washington Artillery Park
Washington Artillery Park
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This park has a mounted Civil War cannon that pays tribute to the 141st Field Artillery of the Louisiana National Guard.
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Neighbourhood: French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.

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Squ3aky
Panama City, FL305 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A nice little spot to walk around when the weather's nice. It was a crummy day when we went, but we managed to catch a break in the rain and walked the hole Moonwalk and explored all the monuments and dioramas and such. It has a beautiful view of Jackson Square as well as the Mighty Mississippi. It also offers a nicer view while you walk down to the aquarium.
Written 11 January 2024
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Princess
Washington DC, DC215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
You can see the Mississippi River here!

Easy to find.
Decent quiet spot to stop at and just relax, especially on a sunny warm day.
Written 19 January 2023
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Jake23
New Jersey6,523 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Nice views of the murky Mississippi. Walk down if you want a nice stroll by the river. Close to Jackson Swuare as well so it’s still close to all the attractions.
Written 12 April 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
You get views up and down the river to the bridge and all the boats and also across Jackson Park. Old canon and performers all over the place . It’s great.
Written 12 February 2022
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ1,66,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Beautiful Views in December

We were back to New Orleans for a medical seminar for my wife, and did a stroll through the French Quarter. I think that this was the third December in a row, that she has attended this event. Along that stroll, we stopped at the Washington Artillery Park, immediately across from Jackson Square, and with a view of both the Mississippi River, the Square and St Louis Cathedral.

On this morning, there was a wedding party down below us, getting into their carriage for a tour of the French Quarter, right on Decatur Street, in front of the Washington Artillery Park.

Growing up, there was not much where Washington Artillery Park now stands. Decatur St was a bit wider then, and there was parking in this area. All of that is gone, and Washington Park stands in a prime location, with steps (and a ramp) up to the best vantage point in the city, to look across Jackson Square to St Louis Cathedral and the flanking Cabildo and Presbytere building, plus the Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings (first apartment buildings in the USA), which run alongside Jackson Square - Upper for up River, and Lower for down River.

As the majority of the trees in Jackson Square had shed their leaves, we had a nice view of St Louis Cathedral.

Washington Artillery Park is a must-do, for the views of both the River and Jackson Square, and is also at one of the Streetcar stops on the Riverfront Line. Easy to get to, and rewarding to climb just a few steps.
Written 19 November 2020
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Chris_626
West Palm Beach, FL160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
This area is lovely to take pictures, enjoy the street performers, look at art, or even pay to get a palm read. The Artillery steps are about two average flights, which allows (you once at the top) to see a 360 view of both the square and the powerful Mississippi river. The garden next to the famous Jackson statue has some benches, and along one side of the area you can catch a carriage ride to explore more of the city. This location is also feet away from Cafe Du Monde. I think the live performers, a cup of cafe' and the view is worth it. A piece of NOLA charm.
Written 15 March 2020
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Oliver T
Atlanta, GA857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Nice place to get a scenic shot of St Louis Cathedral. However, watch out for scammers everywhere. A whole pack of them was around us. One of them approached my son and said his shoes looked nice. Fortunately, my son had the wisdom to not speak to them. He then went to the next person to tell them how nice their shoes were.
Written 28 December 2019
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD3,382 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Washington Artillery Park offers a fantastic vantage point of the Mississippi and the picturesque Jackson statue,park and the St Louis Cathedral. There is almost a Disney like feel to viewing the Cathederal from this spot.
Written 25 June 2019
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PhillyGirl1215
Philadelphia, PA245 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
It’s a beautiful spot for photo ops of the cathedral or river, but watch out for the aggressive scammers sizing you up as you climb the steps. They will do anything to extort money from those they see as easy targets. One came up behind my mother and had her pinned against a railing. I physically stepped in between to push my mother away and called him out on his scam. He thankfully left us alone, but we spotted him go after a young couple next. The next day, two more scammers called out nasty things to my mom and I as we changed our direction to avoid walking past them. The city really needs to have a police presence here because it’s a shame that you have to be cautious in such a beautiful setting
Written 30 May 2019
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mgs1627
Chicago, IL761 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is located across from Jackson Square. Throughout the afternoon street performances occur. Near the monument you will encounter men who will stop you and ask about your shoes. If you stop to talk to them they will offer to clean your shoes with some unknown product them demand money for their effort. They are not shy and are often very aggressive. We did not encounter them in the evening hours but during the day look out.
Written 8 May 2019
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