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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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The place is in an old, hot and stuffy room with no air-conditioning, however that seems to add to the charm of the place. We were there to watch the Preservation Jazz Band, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The place is in an old, hot and stuffy room with no air-conditioning, however that seems to add to the charm of the place. We were there to watch the Preservation Jazz Band, which is made up of elderly gentlemen that are probably close to the age of the building themselves! It was evident that they were very experienced with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We opted to queue for the late show on a Tuesday night. There is ALWAYS a queue and it is ALWAYS long! You can take drinks with you to the line and into the hall (so long as they're in plastic cups). Processing of the queue seemed slow but that may just have been frustration from waiting in the heat!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

After factoring in the amazing food, the Garden District Walking tour, and all points in between, this was our last hurrah before heading back to Los Angeles. We didn't buy tickets in advance, we simply waited in the stand-by line where tickets are only $20 (cash only) and you may not get seats and have to stand. We took a... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Preservation Hall is a musy if you love good music. We were there in the heat but it was forgotten as we were immersed in the wonderful sounds of the band!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Well, made it to Preservation Hall and waited in line to get in....but it was too hot & humid. The place does not have bathrooms or air conditioner or any kind of place to even buy water. Need to pay in cash at the door. Buy water before you go in. Bring a fan. And if you can, buy prefer... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful experience! I was moved to tears being able to sit front row and soak up the history. We will definitely return! Totally worth the wait!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A must for anyone visiting New Orleans, you will need to book well in advance if you want to sit down otherwise you stand for over an hour and queue to get in. The front row seats are $50 each. There are no toilet facilities but the music is great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We attended the 8 pm show and enjoyed it a lot. It's cash only for admission and showing up forty minutes early wasn't enough to get a seat. It's packed and if we could do over we'd go to the 9 or 10 show to avoid children loudly asking when it would be over during the show. Keep in mind... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at how small the venue is. I wasn't at all familiar with Preservation Hall before my visit, but heard some folks talk about it so we decided to add it to our itinerary. We waited in line for a while; missed the second show seating by about eight people, so had to wait for the last show.... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Too uncomfortable. Certainly not worth a wait. Suggest Palm Court 1100 Decatur St. for great traditional NOLA jazz in comfort with good creole food.

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Additional Information about Preservation Hall

Address: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-522-2841
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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