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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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
French Quarter
+1 504-522-2841
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are so many jazz venues that we could not visit with our kids and so happy to find Preservation Hall. We booked tickets in advance, which I highly recommend. The space is quite small and fills up quickly. The performance was incredible. The musicians...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BGoudieSOMI
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always, always our favorite jazz and entertainment. Get in line early in order to get a seat, but stand up if necessary.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sightsee543549
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even in early January, there were extremely long lines every night we were there. I guess if you really wanted to go, pay the extra for a reserved spot. We skipped it as there was plenty of other great music readily available.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bev G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pictures are not allowed and seating is limited but it was so worth it! Will Smith was leading the band that night and he was exceptional. I was a little disappointed that we were not close enough to sit and next time we will get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The first time I looked for Preservation Hall, I walked right past it. It literally is a hole in the wall. Heeding the advice on Trip Advisor, we came a half hour early on Monday evening for the 8 pm show and ended up sitting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Preservation Hall is an untouched intimate venue with benches inches away from the performers. I purchased a reserved ticket for early access to a performance of the All Star band. The band was fantastic, funny, and invited a few of us up to dance during...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cathleen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stood in line to see a Monday night show. Thought I was going to have to stand, but they opened up floor seating in the front two rows. I was in heaven! Would definitely go again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shealafemme
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to Preservation Hall, and it was, as before, N'Orlins Jazz as it should be. While the players change with time, the music remains constant and good. Seating is benches for the not limber and not ready to get down to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 875richarde
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to look at but so much fun. Historic, fun. We paid the extra to have front row but any seat is good. A must do!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Julie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We lined up at 3:45 and made it into the 5pm show on New Year's Day. People watching and drinks made the wait a breeze. Music was magical, and the merch sale was a huge plus. Just go - you won't regret it!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Erica C
August 25, 2018|
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Response from MnJH5 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is always busy. There are a few benches to sit on, no backs, just flat benches, and cushions on the floor in front. Our grandson sat on them and adults, others stand in the back. It wasn't completely crowded... More
August 21, 2018|
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Response from limerickbee | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. No info on buying tix online but it was easy to buy at the door if you come early. We were told to come about 30 min. before the show & it was no problem. Just a bit of a warm wait in line but no different than any... More
April 8, 2018|
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Response from denarn1 | Reviewed this property |
my opinion is no. you will hear better music out in the fest and not pay $20 a person to cram into a little room. I've been to FQ fest, too.