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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
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+1 504-522-2841
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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
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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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Don't be dissuaded by the lines . . . this is an absolute must-do whilst visiting New Orleans! The place is steeped in history and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are simply... read more

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Northcote, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't be dissuaded by the lines . . . this is an absolute must-do whilst visiting New Orleans! The place is steeped in history and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are simply brilliant. An honour to have been able to see them play.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

buy the reserved tickets on line-so worth it!!! kind of a quick concert- very small venue would highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We tried to join the Preservation Hall a first evening and we could not enter. The second evening we went for the first round but the queue was very long, so we waited and we managed to get a seat for the second round. The place is very small and old but the atmosphere is amazing. Very good musicians. I... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing experience! Music was touching! Very unique! Sitting on cushion like old days. Definitely recommend it to all visitors

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to hear local, live, excellent music this is the place to be. You will wait in line to get in and still may be standing room only but worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here's your chance to hear real, traditional, old-school jazz. On a hot night, it's no cooler inside, but that just adds to the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At about 5:50 pm, while looking for a place to eat, we saw a line, noted it was for Preservation Hall, checked our phone, and saw that there was an extra 6 pm concert that day. Although we had reserved tickets for later in the week, we got in towards the end of the line for the $15 tickets. Once... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During our recent week in New Orleans my wife and I were able to catch a great performance at Preservation Hall. Though the line was long for our show we were told well ahead of time by staff that we would be able to enter though we would need to stand. As the shows are only 45-50 minutes in duration... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK, was expensive for a 45 minute gig but front of house next to the band a great place to sit and soak up the music and the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a lot of fun, the music was simply amazing, upbeat and fun. We went twice. But get there early because the line will get very long.

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