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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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I am not a big fan of jazz music (or so I thought) and I wasn't that excited about going here, but listening to live jazz music was on my to do list while visiting New Orleans and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Burbank, CA
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Burbank, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I am not a big fan of jazz music (or so I thought) and I wasn't that excited about going here, but listening to live jazz music was on my to do list while visiting New Orleans and my husband was told that Preservation Hall was the place to do it. So we stood in line for an hour and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Disinterested, bored performers, 45 minutes long, nice music but the street music was better. The seats (at $45/person) were unbelievably uncomfortable - a wooden bench. And the longest number they paid was a song asking for donations - after paying so much to avoid the line. Could be cheaper if you want to wait an hour outside, but that would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The jazz sounds great. Acoustics are great. It's worth the wait in line, and everyone gets in. I was elated after the show.

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Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You have to go. No questions. This is REAL New Orleans music. Why visit, if your skipping the best pasts? Advice, go to the 2nd show. Line wont be nearly as long. I love Wednesday nights, but you'll find your night. Use the bathroom before. If you need a seat, you best get there early & be in front of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing! Well worth the wait! The room's small size just added to the ambiance. Rather long wait, but well worth it. Great show and you can feel the crowd getting excited as the band plays. We loved it!

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Greenfield, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We waited in line for about 40 minutes and found that the folks next to us in line were from our neck of the woods. The fun conversation helped pass the time and so we didn't mind. The music was fantastic! Sure wish it had lasted longer!!! I'd highly recommend it to everyone!!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

we contemplated reserving tickets ahead of time, but I'm glad we didn't. We just grabbed a couple of drinks from across the street and stood in line. We will sat up front, which is the way to go. The clarinet player was a foot from me. Needless to say it is an intimate venue. The jazz was good although short... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you want an authentic jazz experience in New Orleans, this is your venue. Very small and very old, but the band consisted of extremely talented, professional musicians. The set was short (4 songs), but all were enjoyable and I'm really happy I had a chance to visit. We arrived 30 minutes early on a Tuesday night and were in... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Well worth the 1 hour wait in line (plus you can grab a drink, people watch and make new friends so the wait flies by). This is jazz at its finest - a tiny little venue but a wonderful show.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Enough said, go to any of a number of clubs in the Frenchman's street side of the Quarter for an outstanding selection of every conceivable jazz and other venues. If you feel nostalgic, don't mind waiting in line for 1 hour or more, stand for the 50 minute performance and sweat like crazy, then be my guest. $15 for the... More 

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