Congo Square/Louis Armstrong Park
Location: Bound by St. Philip St., Rampart St., Basin St., St. Peter St., and N. Villere St.
Size: 31 acres
Historic Landmark: Congo Square - National Register # 92001763, New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park - National Register #01000277
Additional Information: In a city famous for its musical traditions, perhaps no other single location claims as much musical and cultural history and importance as Louis Armstrong. Located at 701 N. Rampart Street on the edge of the French Quarter, the park is dedicated to one of the City’s most celebrated native sons and to the tradition of jazz in the City. The park is located in the Tremé neighborhood, birthplace of many of New Orleans' most famous jazz musicians. The National Park Service has an active presence in the park.
Within the park confines is historic Congo Square. Formerly known as Place de Negres, it took its name from the tradition of slaves who gathered there on Sundays, their day off, to sing, beat drums, sell home-made goods, and celebrate. The park annually hosts Martin Luther King Day celebrations, Red Dress Run, weddings, festivals, concerts, filming and more.
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