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Preservation Hall

726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-522-2841
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As featured in New Orleans on a budget
Ranked #12 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Jazz Bars, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I wish the performance was longer than 45 minutes but understand. The 'hall' is so small and hot that it must be difficult for the musicians. We were back after 15 years and would not miss it when we go back again. Such a great performance.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Try and catch the Preservation Hall All-Stars. Top-notch jazz musicians. I really enjoyed it! $15 for general admission where you might be lucky to find a seat. You don't need one though. It's a very small room and music lasts just an hour so stand up and dance!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Although it may be cheaper to bob around Frenchmen Street, this was an experience all on it's own. Turn up an hour early and grab a drink from Pat O'Brien's next door in a plastic cup (I suggest the Hurricane cocktail). There's no bar or bathroom at preservation hall so be prepared. There's also no photography but they didn't seem... More

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Santee, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We learned about the history of the New Orleans mint. We learned that the building is sinking. That is was used in the past as a prison. We learned about the New Orleans history regarding the French, Spanish, Italian, Irish and German influence to the city. We were also treated to all of the Nawlins music history and their pictures

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Beebe, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great music wonderful atmosphere, not enough room to dance much. Slightly hot and crowded. Loud chairs are not the best for older folks

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Before the show we stopped for a bite to eat. The waitress told us Preservation Hall is a tourist trap and turned up her nose. Well I have to say I'm so glad we went and didn't listen to her bad advice. We saw The Southern Syncopators with Steve Pistorious and they had the whole place on fire! I highly... More

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Hemphill
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I wanted my Niece to experience some great Music in New Orleans for her Graduation present. I bought Big Shot tickets online for a Friday night show here. All I have to say is LOVED IT! They had our toes tapping and our hands clapping. And all of us singing. Yes, the Big Shot prices where spendy. But honestly it... More

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Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The building is everything you would expect, old, very hot, dimly lit, wooden benches, oozing ambiance from the early days of jazz. I wish the music would have been better. We heard better jazz in Jackson Square and on Frenchmen Street.

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Purchase, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was concerned that the legendary Preservation Hall would be a victim of its own success and overly touristy but that is not true. Don't skip this experience due to the long lines. There's a reason the lines are long. It's worth the wait.

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Bainbridge, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Preservation Hall is a wonderful venue to see real Dixieland jazz. Jazz is much more than just "When the Saints Go Marching In," but the band really preserved and honored the Dixieland feel.

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