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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
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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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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It was hot, it was humid, and it was the end of a long day of sightseeing in 90+ heat and who knows what humidity. My friends and I almost forgot that we wanted to go to... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was hot, it was humid, and it was the end of a long day of sightseeing in 90+ heat and who knows what humidity. My friends and I almost forgot that we wanted to go to Preservation hall this particular night as we had been out and about for a while. We got online at 7pm for the 8pm... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We waited outside for almost an hour to get in one night and then it was $15 for only 20 minutes of jazz musicians playing. There were a few benches in front but it was standing room only for most of the observers. There are many other jazz bands throughout New Orleans including those playing in bars and on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Experience and support Traditional New Orleans Jazz by visiting Preservation Hall. The staff are very personable and helpful. I would definitely recommend the Big Shot tickets - or come early as there are some cushions on the floor at the front, otherwise it's standing room only. Very warm (it's no frills and no fuss). Standing isn't the end of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off I had a really good time listening to the music. This is my second trip to Preservation Hall. The last time i was there was in the late 80's. In comparing the first time and the last time I have to say the first time was much more authentic New Orleans jazz and a longer show. This time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to New Orleans to hear real, authentic, traditional Jazz. Preservation Hall was the highlight of my trip and I would go back every night if I could. Timeless experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid for the big shot tickets to avoid waiting in line. Unless you like standing and waiting in line and during the set,definitely get the big shot tickets. This is a must see. Going back in November and taking entire family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A show at Preservation Hall is well worth any crowding, cramped seats, heat etc. it's a chance to hear musicians of old (and some younger ones coming up) in a funny, highly entertaining show

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a unique & entertaining experience! It is simply a hall. No bar, no bathroom, but you can bring yoru drinks in. Seating is on wood benches or padded floor seating in the front...sit on the floor in the front row, if you can. Absoutely enhances the experience. The music was fantastic & was the highlight of my visit to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must see when in the French Quarter. The history you feel when you're sitting all cramped into the Hall is amazing. The musicians are authentic and phenomenal; the music unbelievable and unforgettably New Orleans. I recommend online ticketing which gets you a reserved seat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Historically significant, but just a bar. Stop by while you are walking Bourbon Street. Grab a drink if you want,

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.