United States Louisiana New Orleans

Louis Armstrong Park

A 32-acre park celebrating the rich history of jazz with sculptures, an outdoor theatre, and the site of Congo Square.

Tips from the community

Jazz Tour: Urban Adventures - Urban Adventures offers plenty of great tours, but their Jazz Tour is the best. Bonus: you even get a complimentary beer along the way. The tour starts with an overview of a history of jazz before taking guests to some of the best jazz clubs on Frenchmen Street, the stage at Armstrong Park, and other places to view live brass and jazz bands on the streets of the Big Easy. It’s as much a moving concert as it is a tour.

kaylee 2 years ago

I loved this park as it provided a more secluded and calm atmosphere in the middle of a city as bouncing as New Orleans. During your walk you’ll spot several statues standing tribute to Louis Armstrong and jazz music itself. But my favorite area of the park is definitely is Congo Square where - during the 18th century, those enslaved persons were typically allowed to visit on Sundays. They could socialize, set up shop to sell good, and of course play music, dance, and sing.

jasmineagbhow 2 years ago

Armstrong Park is an escape right outside of the French Quarter dedicated to the jazz mogul Louis Armstrong and his genre of music in general. The park often welcomes arts markets and live performers. Aside from being a great place to take a break from bustling city life, it is home to the Mahalia Jackson theater which hosts impressive live performers and plays.

kaylee 2 years ago

Malik of Know NOLA Tours was knowledgeable and interesting during our Treme Walking Tour. He even managed to keep us dry during a torrential downpour! Highly recommend Malik’s tours.

heatherflower8 2 years ago

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