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Address: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-522-2841
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Nightlife
Description: New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of...
New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America's truest art forms - Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street, the Preservation Hall venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year featuring ensembles from a current collective of 100+ local master practitioners. On any given night, audiences bear joyful witness to the evolution of this venerable and living tradition.
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Take your drink in and enjoy a jazz set

Authentic Dixieland Jazz. Walk slowly down the street or you'll miss this understated concert hall. Soak it in for 45 minutes before paying homage to "Mr. Tip Hat" on your way out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We are not great fans of any particular music but were excited to get tickets to such an iconic venue for a performance. We were wanting to experience the culture of the venue more than the music particularly. We bought tickets online and received an email telling us to attend 10 minutes before the performance and we would be seated.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Authentic Dixieland Jazz. Walk slowly down the street or you'll miss this understated concert hall. Soak it in for 45 minutes before paying homage to "Mr. Tip Hat" on your way out.

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Milpitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were back again this year for another visit to New Orleans headlined by attending a performance at Preservation Hall. This year it was the Preservation Hall Jazz Masters with Leroy Jones. As everyone testifies, the music, venue and friendliness is exceptional. 'Nuff said. During our visit this year, we were honored with the presence of Sandra Jaffe, Ben Jaffe's... More 

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Silver Lake, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you are only going for the music then you won't be disappointed. However, if you want/need a comfortable place to sit then you will be disappointed. Buy you tickets online and in advance to ensure that you get one of the 20 seats available. The performers were above reproach and the entertainment almost trumps the terrible conditions.

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Forest Hills, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

First, the Jazz was just excellent and that's why we went. And the next time we visit New Orleans, we will go back. The hall is small. There are about 40 seats. 20 are usually sold on line and they can be sold months in advance (or so I was told). People line up early. The first 20 or so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

You can't go to New Orleans without experiencing the music of this great city and the birthplace of jazz. I was surprised by the small venue, but it seems to remain unchanged from its beginnings.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Went here with teenage son who plays in HS band and jazz band. He had a smile on his face the whole time, so that makes it worth it just for that. Wish the show was longer but they packed a lot of into one hour. We shook the band members hands at the end and thanked them for their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

A beautiful departure from the madness of Bourbon street, haven't seen anything like it since. The fact that it doesn't serve ANYTHING at all is one of it's charms as it's clearly all about the music

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing show...we got the Big shot tickets and it was well worth it! The street music is fun, but this is the real deal! Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Building looks like a ruin down hole in the wall but it is the sounds coming through the cracks that over take your senses. We bought tickets on line before are arrival to guarantee no waiting in line and a reserved seat. Money well spent as lines can be 1-2 hours long before a show and standing room only We... More 

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