Jackson Barracks

President Andrew Jackson signed a Congressional bill on July 19, 1832 that provided $87,000 for the building of a post to house U.S. troops. An additional $107,500 was appropriated by Congress bringing the total cost to over $180,000. The site for Jackson Barracks was purchased on December 16, 1833 from Pierre Cotteret. The area was chosen for its close proximity to the city and the four forts guarding it against a seaborne invasion like Jackson had faced here in 1815.

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To serve as a power projection platform and command and control center for emergency operations. Improve the readiness posture of units, other tenant organizations, state and local partners. Provide an excellent quality of life for Soldiers, Airmen, employees and their families through outstanding support of all training and operations.

Jackson Barracks is a military base in New Orleans, Louisiana. The base was established in 1834 and known as New Orleans Barracks prior to 7 July 1866 when it was renamed in honor of Andrew Jackson who first advocated a US military base here. The Barracks is located in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans at the boundary of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

Directions from Slidell to
Jackson Barracks

Take I-10 West to New Orleans

Take exit 246A to merge onto I-510 S/LA-47 S toward Chalmette

Continue onto LA-47 S/Paris Road

Turn right at St Claude Ave

Make a left turn into the Post at 6400 St Claude Ave


Directions from Baton Rouge Area

I-10E to New Orleans

Continue onto I-610 E (towards Slidell)

Take exit # 4 for Franklin Ave – turn right

Turn right at Franklin Ave

Turn right at St Claude Ave

Make a u-turn at St Roch Ave

Enter on the right to main gate at 6400 St Claude Ave

Post Headquarters

Jackson Barracks
6400 St. Claude Avenue,
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

Installation Commander


Senior Advisor


Administrative Assistant


Purchasing Agent


Post Engineer


Superintendent Construction



Fitness Center:
Bldg 3001 (located in Area B through Gatehouse 1)
Phone #: 504-278-8224

Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday – Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday; Call for holiday hours

DEERS Office:
Bldg 4800 (located in Area C through Gatehouse 2)
Phone #: 504-278-8493

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Friday. Appointments are not required but are recommended.

Official Photos:
Bldg 3022 (located in Area B through Gatehouse 1)
Phone #: 504-278-8665

Photos are only taken on Thursdays by appointment.

– Retirees please call above phone number to make appointment.

– Active military are to go through VIOS to schedule appointment.

Barber Shop – Dee Moore:
Bldg 4208 (located in Area C through Gatehouse 2)
Phone #: 504-722-8832

Hours: Closed Sunday – Tuesday; Wednesday: 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Eagle Federal Credit Union:
Bldg 4208 (located in Area C through Gatehouse 2)
Phone #: 504-682-6636

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday



We apologize for any inconvenience. All lodging at Jackson Barracks is closed pending repairs due to damage caused by Hurricane Isaac.

Jackson Barracks Museum:
Bldg 4209 (located in Area C through Gatehouse 2)

Director – CPT Heather Englehart
Phone #: 504-278-8664

First public exhibit is currently under construction; Opening TBD

Jackson Barracks Museum Theatre:
Bldg 4209 (located in Area C through Gatehouse 2)

The Museum Theatre is available for rental to Military/Federal Technician/State employees or their dependents. For more information, please see our Museum Rental Policy and Museum Theatre Rental Application.

For reservations, please call 504-278-8796.



 985-645-3513 ext 8101


The gym is located at UTES-V. The hours are 7:00  a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Gym is open to LANG members & SMD Employees and retirees of both groups.


– Camp Villere Hunting is open to BOW ONLY .
– Hunting is open to LANG members and State Military Department Employees, including retirees, with valid military SMD Identification card.
– Primary hunters are authorized to bring one guest per hunting period. Guests must be accompanied by sponsor.
– Hunting days are set in accordance with provisions set by Louisiana Dept of Wildlife 2011-2012 Louisiana Hunting Regulations.
– Primary Hunters pay $45.00 per season or $15.00 per day. Guest Hunters pay $100.00 per season or $25.00 per day. ATV registration is $10.00 per season.


CV has 4 MWR Trailers available which can be utilized during Hunting Season or on weekends. The cost of the rental is $10.00 per night.


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