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Preservation Hall

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Address: 726 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3182
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+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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I really didn't know what to expect as I was a first time visitor to New Orleans. I am SO happy we went here and SO happy I paid for the "big shot" seats. (I'm short so I hate... read more

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Palm Springs, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really didn't know what to expect as I was a first time visitor to New Orleans. I am SO happy we went here and SO happy I paid for the "big shot" seats. (I'm short so I hate standing room only). I was very surprised at the size of the place. I was expecting a large show venue. But... More 

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The highlight of our visit to New Orleans. We pre-purchased tickets and check in was a breeze (don't worry about line up too far in advance).

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A must when you visit New Orleans. Great music in authentic style and venue. Highly recommend! Get there early to get in line and get a good seat.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We waited in a long line in the cold for a half hour. Then we were admitted, but had to stand in a jam-packed house behind som tall people, so the view of the entire show was dodging them. The band was good, but some of their playing was quite modern (#9 chords, etc.) and some tunes were also modern,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

People go to hear the jazz concerts, but the street fair throughout the Quarter is just as good. And it's free.

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What a disappointment. Have been here easily over 20 times and it just keeps going downhill. The front row tickets were $45 and after the FIRST song they played they pushed for requests for $5 each, most of the crowd didn't know familiar songs so it took numerous minutes to even find a song they could play this was then... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went as part of a group of friends, some more jazz enthusiasts, others not. Hearing it live was a different experience and hearing players of such high caliber, makes all the difference.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a shock to see the size of this place but that is the whole idea. It is all about the feel of it. Then you get that added bonus of listening to a bit of that music. This is why you come to New Orleans, this music that became iconic and goes to your bones.

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One of my top 10 life experiences!!!! An experience that any music lover should try once in their life. It is worth the wait in line to support the preservation of the arts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got there one hot summer evening to experience some back in time Jazz. Did not have to wait long in the queue as I had booked tickets on line.

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