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Preservation Hall

Address: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
Phone Number: +1 504-522-2841
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Ranked #45 of 243 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America's truest art forms...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Owner description: 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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San Francisco, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The legendary Preservation Hall is a MUST in New Orleans. The venue is very old and not renovated, it has a rustic authentic feel. There are 3 performances nightly, 8, 9 and 10. There is always a long line outside, (ticket is $15-$20). It says online, everybody gets in eventually. My boyfriend has knee problem. So we got so called... More 

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Los Angeles
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

During my recent visit to NOLA I was walking down St. Peter Street when I saw a line full of people at Preservation Hall (which my next door neighbor had told me should be on my must-see list when I came to this city for the first time). Since it was freezing cold and not even 7pm at that point... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST SEE for anyone in New Orleans. It is a short show and there is a line and a wait but it is WORTH IT! I took my oldest son (a musician) and his girlfriend and we put ourselves right in the front row (on the floor). The saxophone sometimes almost hit me in the head. The... More 

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Summerside, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Should you be looking for your bucket list, the Preservation Hall is a must visit for the best of New Orleans jazz..Don't miss it. The hall is absolutely the way it should be..wonderful ambiance in a disaster building.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It's remarkable to see the intermingling of generational influences on a music that has centuries of forming and re-forming - and to witness it in an historic and unchanging setting. Take only memories (and "before-and-after" photos only), and try to convey the image that New Orleans is working to help promote the best of its traditions!

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Fort Lauderdale
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It's so sad to hear that today's youth doesn't know anything about the roots of today's music. (Kanye's fans telling him how great he is for helping Paul McCartney's career. .REALLY?!?!?!?) Then you go to Bourbon St and hear the current music (also very sad) Preserving the history of jazz, the beginning of modern music, is so important, this place... More 

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Placentia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wow - didn't know it would be that moving. Best part of my trip. Sat down on old stools (they were the upgrade ) had a couple of young fellas leaning on my knee (they were sat on the floor). AMAZING.

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Eagan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had heard of Preservation Hall from a co-worker back in Minnesota. I was skeptical. Why would I want to see a 45 min show.. in a small little place where I might have to stand or sit on the floor... Well, I had done some research.. and after reading the reviews, I found that we definitely should not miss... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband had the absolute pleasure of attending Preservation Halls' Lang Syne 2014 and it was INCREDIBLE!!!!!! WOW! We had wanted to see some jazz during our trip and I completely stumbled upon Preservation Hall's NYE celebration online. The tickets were pricey but well worth it!!! The Preservation Hall All Stars played two fantastic sets and we loved every moment... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stood in line for an 8pm show for more than an hour, which is, it seems, a typical wait. The band was not the one associated with the Preservation Hall--that lineup was on tour. The quintet we saw, with the French Consul General in the crowd, were expert and a lot of fun. But I don't think they did... More 

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