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Preservation Hall

726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-522-2841
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Ranked #12 of 174 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Chandlers Ford
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Start queueing early and you'll get a seat, or you may be standing. That just adds to the atmosphere and fun of the place though. We thought the standard ticket price was good value, but from what we could see the VIP stuff only offered a guaranteed seat. It is what it is: An authentic old-style jazz experience with no... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

You'll see me say "Get out of the Quarter" a lot, however there are some worthy spots. This is one. Yes, there's a line, and yes you could call it a cliche to go here, but there is such history, and the musicians are always top top top notch. So get over it, and just go!

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Aurora, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Paid $45 for reserved seat ticket for Sunday night 8pm show. If I had waited outside, could have gotten in for $15 door price. Show was 45 minutes long. Room has poor ventilation, hot and stuffy. No bathrooms. A fire hazard, really. The jazz was excellent, but 45 minutes was not much of a show for that price. Then they... More

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Bellaire, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Do not go to New Orleans without seeing this classic jazz show. It's not just a show, it's an experience that will stick with you.

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Was here for a welcome event for a friend's wedding. Excellent way to be introduced to the city's mass culture. Band was fantastic!

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A tribute to NOLA jazz. I would buy my tickets in advance and get VIP seats so you can sit. Otherwise, it's standing room only. There are no bathrooms and no bar. It's just about the music.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is classic New Orleans..dark dank and filled with the most wonder people and music that you experience the timeless jazz/New Orleans experience possible....just perfect

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The 45 minute jazz segment was great, but before anyone began playing (we heard a 6-man ensemble), they asked for money. After each set, they asked for money After paying $15 admission and sitting on the floor, the last thing I wanted to hear was pleas for money. My advice, play more music and the tips will come. The hall... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I recently took a trip to New Orleans from upstate NY on 9/22 - 9/26. I knew that Preservation Hall was a place I definitely wanted to hit, so I bought a ticket online for the 8:00pm show on Monday, 9/26, with the Preservation Hall Jazz Masters featuring Leroy Jones. I had read previous tripadvisor reviews regarding buying tix ahead... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Go! Buy tickets ahead if you would like a seat. The venue is the size of a living room, you can reach out and touch the band. Bring your own drinks and get settled in - the show us just about 45 minutes and is unbelievably authentic - These guys love what they do! One of our best experiences here.

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