The headquarters of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks provides billeting, a museum, and courtroom facilities for rental.

A hero of the Battle of New Orleans, President Andrew Jackson knew first-hand the importance of a strategically located post in south Louisiana. In 1832, he signed a Congressional bill providing $87,000 and an additional $107,500 was appropriated by Congress. These funds purchased the site for Jackson Barracks on December 16, 1833. Because of the area’s close proximity to New Orleans, it was known simply as New Orleans Barracks until 1866 when it was renamed in honor of its advocate.  

Today, Jackson Barracks serves as a command and control center for emergency operations. The Barracks is located in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans at the boundary of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

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A portion of the Jackson Barracks complex at the start of the 20th century

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Billeting & Courtroom

Jackson Barracks is located less than five miles from the French Quarter in New Orleans. The post offers year-round lodging for single and double occupancy in regular and VIP accommodations. Lodging is available year-round for military personnel. A post exchange and fitness center also reside on the property. Jackson Barracks is also available to host military conferences. Reservations can be made by calling 504-278-8224.

The courtroom at Jackson Barracks can also be rented. Click here for more information.

Call for booking
504-278-8236

Post Exchange

Jackson Barracks has a store within the grounds for all active military personnel. Breakfast and daily lunch specials, snacks, beer, wine and liquor available,  as well as supplies you may have left at home.

Located in Building 2055.
Hours of operation – 7:00am-5:30pm, Tuesday thru Friday and Drill Weekends.

Call if you have any questions.
504-278-8224

Ansel M. Stroud, Jr. Military History and Weapons Museum

Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum at Jackson Barracks tells the story of Louisiana’s military history through the eyes of the Louisiana National Guard. The museum is open to the public, charges no admission and is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Call for more information.
504-281-6262


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Base of Operations

6400 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
P: 504-278-8224


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