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Preservation Hall

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in New Orleans
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726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
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+1 504-522-2841
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All reviews big shot standing room reserved seats sit on the floor front row wooden benches second row vip tickets minute set traditional new orleans jazz no air conditioning limited seating general admission great music real jazz dixieland jazz talented musicians
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to come here, but no one in my group has ever wanted to come. Finally, I was traveling with my 18-year-old daughter who likes jazz, so we decided to go. It was absolutely amazing! It was so worth it. I have to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 days in New Orleans before continuing on our southern road trip. I didn't know what to expect from Preservation Hall, but I have to say my mind was utterly blown. This was an experience that I will remember for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not that long line during our visit, but had to stand in line for about 20 minutes. There is no bar or restroom inside, but can use the bar next door before and after the show. 20 dollar for door and 30 dollars online. Online...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marius P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love it. Great music, atmosphere , and people. Took my father who loves jazz. He also, enjoyed it. If I'd had the chance to do it, I would again...This was part of our visit to family who live in Lousiana, near by. I highly recommend.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TheoriginalLouLou
Reviewed 5 days ago

Iconic NOLA Jazz, not to be missed! We reserved our tickets online, slightly more expensive I think, but worth it for a group of 7 of us, no line, we breezed right in! We had reserved the front row benches & it was excellent. Such...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Between Bourbon & Royal, must look for as it's old and small. Will see a line if earlier shows. Worth it to see the Preservation Hall jazz band perform, even if you only catch half the set like I did. A Naw'lins staple of real...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank MIZT13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get here early as some shows fill up quickly and you might end up waiting for the next... $20 per person gives you 45 minutes of real home town jazz with occasionally special guests pulling out horns to join in the party. If you come...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank bluedeuce32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather disappointed by the whole experience. Venue trading on its name. Can’t be bothered to improve customer experience by offering a washroom or drinks but as you are in there for about 45 mins perhaps not worth it. Cash only and felt it was one...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ghle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We pre-booked - a bit more expensive but I was worried about not getting in to the earlier shows with children. Amazing experience up close to such talented and friendly musicians. 1 hour of pure joy!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Owen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4.5 stars. Small room, no phones allowed during performance. Waited in the GA line for the 9pm show on a Saturday night, and got a spot on the floor pillows which are located in front of the first row seats. Really intimate setting. Can’t decide...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Daydream51839301375
April 16, 2019|
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Response from 875richarde | Reviewed this property |
5PM is the least busy, but that's a relative term. With general admission, seating is what's open when you're in the room. There's no extra charge for sitting up front, all the way up to the cushions.
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Daydream51839301375
April 16, 2019|
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Response from firecracker47 | Reviewed this property |
The later the busier. Get tix ahead of time or you will be standing in line waiting to stand in back for a performance.
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D323SDmarciam
March 26, 2019|
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Response from 134heathera | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I had to keep checking back until the schedule was updated in the website. I assumed it was a Mardi Gras thing. I think I checked back every week or 2 until I saw the month I wanted was available.
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