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Formerly called Founders Park, the Washington Artillery Park honors the oldest military unit in the United States, the 141st Field Artillery of the Louisiana National Guard. Along with canons on display, visitors can enjoy its gardens, views and playgrounds.
If you’re in the mood for a relaxing stroll, enjoying the gardens, fountains, playgrounds and a unique view of the French Quarter, the Washington Artillery Park will provide the perfect experience. Add the mounted canon on display, a copy of the very canon used in the Civil War, a small ampitheater for street performers, its carriages, streetcars and paddle-wheel boats passing by, and you get a must see park of Big Easy.