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Washington Artillery Park

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Address: Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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This park has a mounted Civil War cannon that pays tribute to the 141st...

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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Great views of the river and park!

This is an urban “park” overlooking the park and cathedra on one side and the water on the other. There is a large cannon “protecting” the water approach and plaques highlighting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
J L
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an urban “park” overlooking the park and cathedra on one side and the water on the other. There is a large cannon “protecting” the water approach and plaques highlighting local history. It leads to a walkway/park area that follows the waterfront. Nice place to walk a pet, sit and relax and enjoy the views.

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Washington Artillery Park is located directly across from Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. It is also right on the Mississippi and offers many photo ops. It is a nice historic monument and provides culture of the NO area.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We came across this monument to the military of Louisiana on our walk to Cafe du Monde. Great to visit if you are already in the French Quarter, but I would not make a special trip.

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San Carlos, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This place in christmas is so nice to take pictures because the christmas tree is behind there, make perfect combination for pictures !

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Super spot to watch the world go by. Beautiful view of St Louis Cathedral. Watch the street performers and be entertained.

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Thank harmsenom
Gulfport, MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This park is right across the street from Jackson Square. Dragon Master Showcase performs there on the steps facing Jackson Square. This is a must see show! You can walk through the park and see the river. Very nice view!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small elevated park between Jackson Square and the river. It has a cannon there, thus the "artillery" in the name. This is a short stop but since it is elevated it's a nice place to get views and potentially pictures of the river over the levee and of Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Make sure to walk up the stairs, face the river & have someone take a picture with the Cathedral in the background. Incredible view of the bend in the River.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

From the park you have a great view of the cathedral and park AND you are right next to the cafe to grab a snack.

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Galesburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We walked over just to see what there was to see. Nice view of the cathedral to the north and the river to the south. The area fills with people as the day goes along.

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