In the southern corner of the park is the historic Congo Square, a cobblestone laden open space that was used in the 17th century as a gathering point, where African-American slaves came to socialize and make music, one of the earliest signs of African influence in jazz.
Behind the square lay a plethora of buildings such as the Mahalia Jackson Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz National Historical Park, and the recently renovated Perseverance Hall, where there is now a jazz exhibit and a line of scheduled performances throughout the year. All these places and more are a testament to Louisiana’s long and prospering music tradition in the face of oppression and hard times.
Tours & Tickets
One of the best things to do in New Orleans! This tour is a unique journey through the streets of the French Quarter to the oldest cemetery in operation in New ... Read more
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)