Jackson Barracks is a military post which has been a part of the New Orleans landscape since the first half of the 19th century. It has been through the Mexican War, the Civil War and Reconstruction, both World Wars and countless hurricanes and floods. Devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the post has undergone a massive rebuilding project and continues to be an important presence in the city and the state.
Jackson Barracks is a military facility that has been in constant operation since 1836. Civilian access to this active base depends on the current security level, which can change. Even if accessible, there is 100% Identificaton Check. Most of the post is inaccessible to the general public. The Museum area, located in Area C (signs indicate it outside the post), is generally open to the public with ID check. Entrance on St. Claude Avenue.
Some of the tour sites included are residential neighborhoods. Despite the age of some of the structures, they still serve as homes for soldiers and their families.