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Preservation Hall

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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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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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This is New Orleans

Small room mostly standing room, had to queue but worth it for the traditional Dixie jazz how it should be played. The band we saw were a mixture of young and old but boy could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sunbury, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Small room mostly standing room, had to queue but worth it for the traditional Dixie jazz how it should be played. The band we saw were a mixture of young and old but boy could they all play!!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

great fun, we caught one set and it was just great,the tip is to avoid the weekend sets, where the line to get in is about 2 blocks long. Really enjoyed it

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Madrid Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed if you can get in, it is hardly a trip to the big easy if you dont spend some time here. Just a word of warning though it is sometimes closed so check before planning your trip

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

In between the honky-tonk of Bourbon St. and the bacchanalia of Pat O'Brien's, lies an outpost of traditional New Orleans Dixieland Jazz. The setting is as old as the music and most attendees will have to stand for the 45 minute set the musicians play, but don't miss out. Get in line and treat yourself to the music that made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Worth getting a ticket in advance to avoid the queue. Incredible live music. Not having a bar or air con gives it a weird authenticity.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must do on your NOLA trip. It is an hour, costs $15 cash per person and is absolutely amazing! It is literally like sitting in a living room with a jazz band!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Since my college days at LSU from 1958-1966, this is a must go to. Used to be $1 for a set led by Emanuel Sales on the banjo. Still super and you will have to stand in line, but oh the Dixieland music is the best of All Time.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a one of a kind place. Very small. No microphones, no drinks, no bar, very few seats. This is not to be missed. The bands are fantastic and if you can get in to see the original Preservation Hall Jazz Band, they are incredible.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

looks like an old barn - which it is. however, the music is incredible. you can feel the history vibrating around the room. it gets hot and crowded, and is probably the only place in new Orleans, other than Church, where you can't drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

First of all, buy your tickets online, it's worth every penny rather than waiting in line in hopes of getting in and most likely standing in the back if you do get in. You will get a place on a small bench--not comfortable but better than standing. As others have said, the room is small and stuffy with no AC... More 

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