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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
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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Great place to tease your sense of hearing-

After visiting Preservation Hall, you will want to spend every night listening to music and booking a flight for Jazz Feast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting Preservation Hall, you will want to spend every night listening to music and booking a flight for Jazz Feast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So if you visit NOLA and don't visit this iconic hall you are missing something which you'll regret. Cost is $ 15 if you queue up for 30 minutes on the street outside. The Hall does not serve booze so you hydrate outside and then carry something inside for a 50 minute performance. The only downside is that theres no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Excellent musicians. It can be quite warm and crowded but we had booked seats, which I would recommend. Very cosy space to listen to fantastic jazz. Bring water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a nice 50 minute jazz concert. It was so hot in there, but that's what you get in July in New Orleans. The group was so talented and we really enjoyed it. We did not pay extra for the bench seats, so we had the option to stand or sit on cushions on the floor in the front.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't come to Preservation Hall expecting comfort - this is a unique experience of the old days of jazz, complete with bench seating (if you're lucky), no air, but loads of atmosphere and cool jazz. The show goes for an hour but that's plenty in these close quarters. You'll need to queue up early to get a seat, no photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The building is so old and you can feel the presence of extremely talented Jazz musicians. Every instrument played was with precision, know how and tempo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just great music..Jazz, Small and cozy, but that makes it a intimate way to hear some good old fashion JAZZ

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Fabulous performers in a very intimate setting. Wonderful entertainers. This is great for all ages and families.

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just a wonderful place on the corner, yet world famous, you just have to go here once, at least, and be grateful for it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a night I won't soon forget! The room was just a bit longer than my garage but that ambiance combined with the music was what made my night so special. And so New Orleans. The show lasts roughly 45 minutes. Tix were $15. Wear comfy shoes...we stood the whole show.

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