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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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Photo ops in both directions

This "park" is a great photo op in between Jackson Square and the River. Since it's elevated, you have both a cool view looking towards Saint Louis Cathedral as well as a view... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This "park" is a great photo op in between Jackson Square and the River. Since it's elevated, you have both a cool view looking towards Saint Louis Cathedral as well as a view the other way looking out at the water. There isn't much to do in this spot, but the benches are nice to take a rest and do... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Washington Artillery Park is across the street from Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral. The view is amazing and great to capture the architecture and scenery surrounding the Cathedral and Jackson Square. If you walk over the steps and past the monument you can walk down to the Mississippi river. There are wooded steps going down into the river... More 

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Thank Hernan R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Thank J L
Parrish, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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Thank Christopher H
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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Thank AlphaRam
San Carlos, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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Thank Luis S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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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Thank DebraSanford
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 30 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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