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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number:
+1 504-522-2841
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

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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LOVE the feel and vibe of Preservation Hall..oh, and of course the MUSIC! The jazz just flows through your soul. PH truly transports you back in time. Small and dingy but go with... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

LOVE the feel and vibe of Preservation Hall..oh, and of course the MUSIC! The jazz just flows through your soul. PH truly transports you back in time. Small and dingy but go with it! Close your eyes and enjoy the vibes! Lines are long. I suggest waiting an hour before showtime. Go to Pat O'Brians, get a hurricane and get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Luckily, I ordered tickets for reserved seating ahead of time. We got the only real seats in the room. Only 2 rows of benches to sit on. Those who chose to wait in line had 2 options: 1.Sit on a pillow on the floor in front of the benches (2 rows here too), or 2. stand in the back. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was born and grew up in New Orleans, and, during the years I lived there, I spent a lot of time at Preservation Hall, enjoying and learning about traditional New Orleans jazz. The role of this venue and the associated Preservation Hall Jazz Band in nurturing and “preserving” this musical heritage has been very, very important, and, in my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Preservation Hall does not have restrooms. It does not sell any food or drink. And most of the tickets are for standing room only. I was there on a spring day when temperatures were already in the high 80s and humidity was hovering around 90 degrees. The space is dimly lit, poorly ventilated, and small. WHY, you think to yourself,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see activity when visiting New Orleans. Get a reservation or stand in line to save a bit of $$. Either way you are in for a treat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk down any street in New Orleans and you'll be greeted with a new rhythm on every block. The air thrums and throbs: a mournful sax, a three piece jazz group, a guitarist singing a soulful song, cars driving by bump their own bass, the windows are opened and playing anything from Migros to Credence Clearwater, and there's a big... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I made reservations for Preservation Hall for a weeknight early in our stay in NOLA. It was so nice to bypass the line and be seated just a few minutes before the performance. We enjoyed Preservation Hall so much that we stood in line (later in the week) to hear the musicians again. It was worth every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing experience to hear it live, in such a small historical place. Beware the lines can be long to get in. If you MUST make it on a specific date, I recommend going early and trying to book. 90% of the people hast to hear the +1 hour show standing. Do no take children please.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Preservation Hall was started as a non profit to ensure that true Jazz would not be lost in the birth place of Jazz, the French Quarter, New Orleans. Entrance fee is cash only, if there is fee. They say some nights there is no charge. The night we visited the price was $20/person. There are ATMs in the surrounding bars... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting experience. Great jazz. Nothing fancy. Benches for seating if you get there early enough.

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