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Washington Artillery Park

Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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If You Want the Iconic Photo of New Orleans

The famous photo of St. Louis Cathedral with the statue of Andrew Jackson in the foreground is shot... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Docky B
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Nice views

This is a small park with a cannon in the middle but from the top you get a great view of Jackson... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
perakash
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New Jersey
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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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  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
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Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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"mississippi river"
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"a great vantage point"
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"louis cathedral"
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"jackson square"
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"photo ops"
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"street performers"
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"great place to take pictures"
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"nice place to walk"
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"cafe du"
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"french quarter"
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"local history"
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The famous photo of St. Louis Cathedral with the statue of Andrew Jackson in the foreground is shot from the Washington Artillery Park. You can turn around and take great photos of the Mississippi River from the same spot. If you are a Yankee, you...More

Thank Docky B
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This is a small park with a cannon in the middle but from the top you get a great view of Jackson Square and the cathedral. We were also able to watch look down on the street and see a break dancing show which was...More

Thank perakash
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

If one is taking a walking tour of the Jackson square area on Decatur street this is a must stop. From the top of the artillery emplacement you can get the perspective on the river bend so significant in early New Orleans development. There are...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Located right across from Jackson Square, and on top of several steps is this elevated concrete landing from where you can get spectacular views of the Cathedral in the front and the Mississippi River at the back. It is not exactly a Park in the...More

Thank TheExplorerFamily
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Located on the Mississippi River, across the street from Jackson Square, you have great views and photo opportunities from this location. The St Louis Cathedral is the backdrop of Jackson Square, turn around and you got the Mississippi River, right where the Steamboat Natchez docks....More

Thank rich65k
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Came here in December and unfortunately they're in the middle of a construction project here. The views were still awesome though. Loved just sitting here and taking in Jackson square and the Mississippi River.

Thank Ravenito
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to take in your surroundings a place for pictures. And enjoying the view, you are surrounded by history. Jackson square right in Front of you, plus a statue of Andre Jackson this is a very busy street usually full Of...More

Thank Lloyd M
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

During our December visit, we took advantage of a lovely Winter day, to stop by Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square. This was a short visit, as we mainly wanted to look down on Jackson Square, and across to St Louis Cathedral, and the...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We went for the views and got some local history. It is a great place to see the river and Jackson square. It is worth the steps to walk up to see the vantage point. Great place to take pictures of the ST Louis cathedral,...More

Thank cdhcch
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

It's under construction all around it, but it's still a decent place to view Jackson square. seating and some monuments.

Thank Bernardo F
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Response from The_Loup_Garou | Reviewed this property |
Wow, that is a good question. I would contact the City of New Orleans, to inquire. I have never been married there, but then, it did not exist, when I was married in New Orleans, in 1971. Good luck, Hunt
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