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Preservation Hall

726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-522-2841
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As featured in New Orleans on a budget
Ranked #11 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Jazz Bars, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Historic and inexpensive jazz venue may not serve food or drinks, but the music it serves up is first rate.
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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

great show great musicians , great atmosphere, have to queue for show but worth it , arrive more than 30 minutes before show to get good place.

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Homosassa, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had reservations for Preservation Hall because I didn't want to stand in a long line waiting to get in. Very good choice. Reserved seats on a bench was $30. For $15 you stand in line for more than a hour and then sit on other benches or stand, depending on what's available. Very hot - just a couple of... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We did the first show at 8:00. Be prepared to stand in line for 45 minutes if you want to get it but since you can drink on the streets in New Orleans, grab a cocktail and enjoy the wait. We just did the general admission ($15) tickets. The place is small and we had to stand but there was... More

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SanFrancisco Bay Area
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124 reviews 124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had reserved seats for four ($188). The quality of the Jazz Masters (Leroy Jones And co) was excellent. The venue was sooo hot They seriously announced to buy water on the street do you didn't dehydrate. The show was very short, about 45 minutes of music Overall a very easy (and short) way to see some high quality jazz.... More

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Valparaiso, IN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My 3rd visit to non-ventilated, non-air conditioned Preservation Hall was not as pleasant (duh, it's AUGUST!) as my first 2 in cooler seasons --- but the jazz was as hot as the room. I was very pleasantly surprised to see 2 women had joined the house band: The trombonist had powerful licks belying her slimness, and the pianist could play... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was an amazing experience. I thought sitting in there listening to sexy jazz on a hot night was an awesome experience. Those with me weren't as thrilled with the rustic atmosphere but I say GO FOR IT!

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The absolute best part of our trip was the show at preservation hall. The music was just amazing-- the room is small, and has no climate control-- but it feels so authentic, I wouldn't want it any other way. If you enjoy live music at all, make the time for preservation hall. Tip-- buy tickets online ($35 to $45) and... More

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Northport, Alabama
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33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to experience the sound that made New Orleans what it is then Preservation Hall is the place to go. These guys are living history. There is no way you can go without tapping your toe to a tune. Be prepared to possibly stand if you go in peak tourist season. I've been there a dozen times or... More

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Alberta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It's a great concert and a great venue but book the VIP tickets online ahead of time to make sure you get a seat. Also, it's crazy hot so bring something like a fan and a bottle of water. Also, there are no washrooms so make sure you go ahead of time. The concert is only 45 minutes long but... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Was in NOLA on business and knew Preservation Hall was on the top of my list. I went down by myself and enjoyed every minute! It was the highlight of my trip! Be sure to go if in NOLA!

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